• Migrants arrive at the first registration point for asylum seekers in Erding near Munich, southern Germany, on November 15, 2016
    Last update: 15:15 11.08.2017
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    Almost Impossible to Deport Refused Asylum Seekers - Bavarian Minister-President

    German authorities are almost unable to deport refused asylum seekers from Germany, Bavarian Minister-President told the Focus media outlet on Friday.

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  • A clown performs to entertain people near to a refugee camp (File)
    Last update: 14:17 17.07.2017
    14:17 17.07.2017

    Honk Honk! Sweden Turns to Clowns to Promote Integration

    In the aftermath of the migrant crisis, integration of the newcomers has become an uphill struggle for many European nations. Sweden, which recently ranked as the world's best country for immigrants, is not afraid of trying unorthodox solutions. Of late, the Nordic nation has even turned to professional clowns to help integration.

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  • Migrants wait to be rescued by Save the Children NGO crew in the Mediterranean sea off Libya coast, June 18, 2017.
    Last update: 17:01 12.07.2017
    17:01 12.07.2017

    'Serious Abuses': EU's Anti-People Smuggling Naval Mission Has Killed Migrants

    Operation Sophia, the European Union Naval mission in the Mediterranean aimed at cracking down on people smugglers, has precipitated a significant upsurge in migrant deaths, according to a UK parliamentary report.

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  • A sign reading Republic of Austria - border control is seen at Brenner on the Italian-Austrian border, Italy, April 12, 2016. Picture taken April 12, 2016.
    Last update: 17:51 05.07.2017
    17:51 05.07.2017

    Vienna Not Planning to Tighten Control on Italian Border Over Refugee Influx

    Austria is not planning to introduce border control with Italy so far, such measures could be implemented in future if the situation with the refugee influx worsens, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said on Wednesday.

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  • Migrants wait to disembark from the Vos Hestia ship as they arrive at the Crotone harbour, after being rescued by a Save the Children crew in the Mediterranean sea off the Libya coast, in Crotone, Italy June 21, 2017.
    Last update: 14:27 04.07.2017
    14:27 04.07.2017

    Refugee Crisis Thunders On: Italy Can't Take Strain, Austrian Troops on Standby

    The migrant crisis may have largely slipped off the mainstream media's reporting radar, but the humanitarian calamity remains very much ongoing – and recent developments in Europe may have dragged the slow-motion disaster into its most dangerous phase yet.

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  • Policemen and a group of migrants stand on the platform at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark in Malmo, Sweden, on November 12, 2015
    Last update: 14:51 30.06.2017
    14:51 30.06.2017

    Sweden Struggles to Find Homes for 'Refugee Children' With Children

    The proportion of unaccompanied girls among refugees in Sweden is increasing. This has led to accommodation issues, since most of the nation's asylum homes are adapted for men. Meanwhile, the fact that many of the so-called "refugee children" are married and have their own is a problem of its own.

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  • Migrants wait to be rescued from a sinking dingey off the Libyan coasal town of Zawiyah, east of the capital, on March 20, 2017, as they attempted to cross from the Mediterranean to Europe.
    Last update: 13:26 27.06.2017
    13:26 27.06.2017

    Last Drop: Danes Want to Penalize Migrant-Smuggling NGOs

    Denmark's ruling Liberal Party wants to penalize NGOs rescuing migrants and refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean by boat. While the Liberals' stance has been backed by fellow government parties and the EU border agency itself, it also triggered criticism from human rights organizations.

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Last update: 03:31 24.06.2017
    03:31 24.06.2017

    Macron: 'We Must Welcome Refugees Because It Is Our Tradition and Our Honor'

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Europe should welcome refugees because it is a European tradition and honor.

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  • Migrant reads a newspaper in a public library (File)
    Last update: 12:13 22.06.2017
    12:13 22.06.2017

    Not OK in My Book! EU Migrants, Roma Blacklisted in Swedish Library

    Sweden's Chancellor of Justice (JK) has launched a preliminary investigation into a public library in the city of Karlstad which is suspected of refusing to lend books to migrants and Roma and possibly violating Swedish library law, which stipulates everyone's equal right to borrow books.

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  • A view of the old city from the Kampa Island in Prague.
    Last update: 18:16 13.06.2017
    18:16 13.06.2017

    The Fearless: Czech PM Ready to Fight for Right to Refuse Refugees Amid EU Rift

    The Czech Republic does not intend to change its position on admission of refugees, despite the European Commission's warning of possible sanctions, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Tuesday.

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    Last update: 17:14 13.06.2017
    17:14 13.06.2017

    EU Begins Infringement Procedures Against Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland Over Refugees

    The European Commission launched infringement procedures against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland citing their failure to accept refugees in accordance with a 2015 plan.

    Refugees of Discord: EU Commission Threatens Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland With Sanctions
  • Policemen escort a group of refugees after their arrival at the airport in Hanover, central Germany, on April 4, 2016.
    Last update: 12:11 13.06.2017
    12:11 13.06.2017

    Assad's Relative Reportedly Seeks Asylum in Germany

    The woman seeking asylum is allegedly the widow of one of President Bashar Assad's cousins.

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  • Aerial view from a helium balloon shows downtown Warsaw and the Vistula River with the Swietokrzyski Bridge.
    Last update: 19:14 12.06.2017
    19:14 12.06.2017

    Warsaw Brushes Off EU Commission's 'Unjustified' Threats on Accepting Refugees

    The European Commission has no right to punish the member states of the European Union for refusal to accept refugees under the EU mandatory relocation scheme, Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said after the meeting of the Visegrad group in Warsaw on Monday.

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  • Migrants, who were arrested earlier in Belgium, are released by Belgian police officers near the Belgian-French border in Adinkerke.
    Last update: 15:40 12.06.2017
    15:40 12.06.2017

    Belgium Declines Over 70% of Repeated Asylum Requests Since Beginning of 2017

    Belgium has declined 74.4 percent of all subsequent asylum applications it received in the first five months of 2017.

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  • People hold signs reading 'refugees welcome' as they take part in demonstration in solidarity with migrants seeking asylum in Europe after fleeing their home countries in Stockholm (File)
    Last update: 11:03 07.06.2017
    11:03 07.06.2017

    Lap Dance Instead of Deportation: 'Underage' Refugees Thrive in Sweden

    As if Sweden's struggles with so-called "underage refugees" were not enough, new hits just keep on coming. Of late, the problem of sexual relations between employees and inmates has sprung to the media's attention, intensifying the debate.

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  • The sun sets over an island in the Helsinki archipelago
    Last update: 13:55 02.06.2017
    13:55 02.06.2017

    Ethnic Prejudice Lurking in Broad-Minded Scandinavia

    While the Nordic countries indeed try their best to project an air of tolerance and progress, it seems that hard-bitten bias still lingers on and seems difficult to weed out.

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  • A group of migrants off an incoming train walk down a platform as they are accompanied by the police at the Swedish end of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark near Malmo
    Last update: 12:01 02.06.2017
    12:01 02.06.2017

    'Send Me Instead!' Swedes Volunteer to Replace Rejected Refugees

    With the Swedish authorities resolute to continue deportations of rejected asylum seekers as planned despite the surge of sectarian violence in the Middle East, a new trend emerged among compassionate Swedish social media users. Refugee campaigners and sympathizers offer themselves for deportation in lieu of refugees.

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  • A man helps a woman up a step on the roof of the Opera house in Oslo
    Last update: 16:02 01.06.2017
    16:02 01.06.2017

    Norway Flooded by Fake Tourists Applying for Asylum

    Despite the striking toughening of Norway's immigration laws, which lead to the stream of asylum seekers almost drying up compared to the "bumper crop" year of 2015, the migrant crisis in Norway is far from over. In recent times, the Nordic country has seen a rise in tourists applying for asylum.

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  • Unaccompanied minors from Morocco, from left, 17-year-old Suleiman from Casablanca, 17-year-old Marawan from Casablanca, and 17-year-old Yusuf from Wajda, last names not available, pose during an interview with the Associated Press in Stockholm. (File)
    Last update: 11:52 31.05.2017
    11:52 31.05.2017

    It's Official: Most Refugee 'Children' in Sweden Revealed to Be Adults

    In Sweden, the age of the so-called "refugee children" who flooded the country at the height of the migrant crisis has long been the subject of hot debate. The recently introduced medical methods of age assessment have confirmed the worst suppositions, as the majority of "kids" were in fact found to be over 18.

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    Last update: 13:35 26.05.2017
    13:35 26.05.2017

    Migrants' Suicidal Tendencies Pinned on Tough Asylum Policy

    Despite the high standard of living and the generous welfare system, refugees in the Nordic countries have exhibited signs of depression, including suicidal tendencies. Psychologists blame the increase in mental problems on the recent toughening of immigration laws.

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