Migrants

A new home in Europe?
Europe was plunged into crisis in 2015 as more than a million migrants flooded into the continent, making the risky journey across the Aegean to Greece or braving a perilous Mediterranean crossing. A deal with Turkey has stemmed the flow but can the EU agree a common approach to tackling the mass movement of people?
British Conservative MP Boris Johnson answers questions from journalist Iain Dale as he takes part in a Conservative Party leadership hustings event in Birmingham, central England on June 22, 2019. Photo: Oli Scarff / AFP
British Conservative MP Boris Johnson an […]

UK’s Boris Johnson pledges post-Brexit migration controls

British leadership hopeful Boris Johnson pledges to introduce a new points-based system to control migration after Brexit, addressing a key issue from the EU referendum
A migrant kneels outside a tent in a make shift camp in the vicinity of the former 'Jungle' camp site, near the northern French port city of Calais on February 18, 2019. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP
A migrant kneels outside a tent in a mak […]

Migration is burning issue in EU election campaign

Migration is resurfacing as a hot topic in the election campaign for the new European Parliament after sowing discord across the EU throughout the outgoing legislature's five-year term.
A French Gendarme stands guard at passport control at the airport in Montpellier, southern France, on November 20, 2015. Photo: Pascal Guyot / AFP
A French Gendarme stands guard at passpo […]

Europe’s Schengen area: border free, with exceptions

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for reform of the Schengen system, which currently involves 26 countries: 22 EU countries, plus non-EU Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
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