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01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst Seehofer (CSU), Federal Minister of the Interior, Home and Building, is waiting for the Cabinet meeting in the Federal Chancellery to begin. During the holiday period, the Vice-Chancellor traditionally chairs the meeting of the Federal Cabinet in the absence of the Chancellor. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa
01 August 2018, Germany, Berlin: Horst S […]

First asylum holding centres open in Germany under controversial plan

Germany's interior minister is pressing ahead with controversial plans to hold asylum seekers in centres until their right to stay is determined.
Members of SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) perform a rescue drill during a joint operation some 24 nautical miles (50km) off Libya's coast, in the Mediterranean, on May 4, 2018. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
Members of SOS Mediterranee and Medecins […]

EU offers member states money to admit rescued migrants

The EU proposes financial incentives to member countries to admit migrants from Mediterranean rescue boats as part of efforts to defuse a weeks-long showdown with Italy.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker listens during a joint press conference with the Austrian Chancellor during a visit of the College of Commissioners in Vienna on July 6, 2018. Photo: Georg Hochmuth / APA / AFP
President of the European Commission Jea […]

EU to offer new proposals on external border protection: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the body will unveil new proposals in September on ways of protecting the EU's external borders.
12.07.2018, Austria, Innsbruck: The interior ministers (l-r) Vesna Györkös Znidar (Slovenia), Horst Seehofer (Germany, CSU) and Kai Mykkänen (Finland) at the EU Justice and Home Affairs Minister meeting. The German Minister of the Interior Seehofer discusses for the first time in the circle of his EU colleagues about the European asylum policy. On the sidelines of the meeting of EU interior ministers in Innsbruck, the CSU leader with countries such as Greece will also explore the possibilities of taking back refugees. Photo: Barbara Gindl / APA / dpa +++ dpa imagefunk +++
12.07.2018, Austria, Innsbruck: The inte […]

EU interior chiefs cautious of Austria’s asylum restriction plan

At the meeting of the EU interior ministers in the city of Innsbruck most of the ministers expressed reservations about the Austrian plan in the file of asylum.