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Refugee Crisis

Time for a Migration Union?

Despite the political impasse reached among certain EU member state governments in their attempts to reform EU asylum policy, this Policy Insight argues that ‘we’re in this boat together’.

Does Italy have the solution for Europe’s migrant crisis?

Rescue boats could be refused port in Italy if they don’t sign onto the proposed code of conduct.

Why do 71 nations don’t want to ban nuclear weapons?

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

Will money for Libya solve Europe’s migrant crisis?

France, Germany and the European Union pledged more money for Libya’s coast guard and more support for Italy to cope with a surge of migrant arrivals from Africa.

Is Israel joining Syria’s proxy ‘world’ war openly?

Israeli aircraft struck various positions in Syria, destroying two tanks.

Is it time for the EU to improve its human rights record?

The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

Greens and Socialists meps call condemns anti-refugee policy

The leaders of the Greens and Socialists penned a joint letter to EU Council president Donald Tusk condemning the current strategy of trying to keep new migrants out.

Antonio Tajani urges for building refugee camps in Libya

The European Union committed 50 million euros to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups.

EU to launch new probe against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland

Poland and Hungary have refused to take in a single person under a plan agreed in 2015 to relocate 160,000 asylum-seekers.

Refugee shelter fire injures 37 in Bremen

Emergency services took 10 children and four adults to hospital after the blaze started around 00:30 am in the basement of the five-storey building in the northwestern city of Bremen.

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