# Migration

Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aquarius, chartered by French aid group SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), leaves the harbour in Marseille, southeastern France, on August 1, 2018, after docking for maintenance. Photo: Boris Horvat / AFP
Crew members wave as the rescue ship Aqu […]

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

European countries face pressure to resolve a new standoff with operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for a second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man is escorted by masked police officers at the state reception centre for refugees (LEA). The major police operation at the refugee centre comes after riots in the wake of the failed deportation of a 23-year-old Togolese man four days ago. (ATTENTION EDITORS: The person's face was pixelized for legal reasons concerning personal rights) Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa
03 May 2018, Germany, Ellwangen: A man i […]

600 Deportations from Germany prevented by migrants pushing back

According to the German government ,hundreds of migrants resisting deportation from Germany at the last minute.
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.
ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbourg: A European flag blows in front of the European Parliament. (dpa "Merkel and Macron want investment offensive for Europe" from 19.06.2018) Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa
ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbour […]

EU offers experts, money to member states opening ports for migrants

The issue has returned to the headlines as Italy has closed its ports to rescue boats, arguing that other EU countries must take in more migrants.
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.