Migration crisis in Europe

Armenians leave their motherland

Armenians leave their motherland

Newly released data confirm that the numbers of Armenians leaving the country are comparable to previous periods of economic and political crisis

Germany refuses to admit refugees from Belarus-Polish border

Germany refuses to admit refugees from Belarus-Polish border

Germany will not take in refugees stranded on the Belarus-Polish border, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said after talks with his Polish counterpart. "If we took in refugees, if we bowed to the pressure and said 'we are …

Belarus border crisis: Poland detains 100 migrants

Belarus border crisis: Poland detains 100 migrants

The Polish Defense Ministry reported Thursday that there had been numerous attempts to cross the border from Belarus. It said on Twitter that around 100 migrants had been detained. As regional leaders consider the next step in …

Polish border guards unleash tear gas on Belarusian border

Polish border guards unleash tear gas on Belarusian border

The Polish border guards used a water cannon and unleashed tear gas on the border with Belarus in response to actions by migrants who started to pelt them with sticks and stones. A group of about 100 migrants on the border with Poland …

Lukashenko pleads for migrants to go home

Lukashenko pleads for migrants to go home

Belarus is ready to facilitate the repatriation of refugees stranded on the border with Poland back to their homeland, but they do not want to return home, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus said on Monday according to BelTA news …

Merkel blames migration tensions on Belarusian authorities

Merkel blames migration tensions on Belarusian authorities

Germany’s acting Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the current worsening of the situation on the Polish-Belarusian border and the influx of migrants should be blamed on …

People leaving Armenia in record numbers

People leaving Armenia in record numbers

In the three quarters of 2021, 103,000 more Armenians left the country than entered it, according to official data. Armenia's population is 2.963 million people, so this is an extremely alarming figure, because  that amounts to about …

Greece boosts border guards over Afghan migration fears

Greece boosts border guards over Afghan migration fears

Greece will increase the number of border guards on the country's border with Turkey, fearing a spike in illegal migration linked to the crisis in Afghanistan, officials said Monday. An additional 250 officers will join the …

EU to support Afghanistan neighbors to prevent illegal migration

EU to support Afghanistan neighbors to prevent illegal migration

The European Union should strengthen its support to third countries to prevent illegal migration from Afghanistan, according to a draft of a statement that the interior ministers of the 27 nations released after an emergency meeting in …

Asylum and migration in the EU: Facts and figures

Asylum and migration in the EU: Facts and figures

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on migration flows in the EU. Movement restrictions put in place in light of the coronavirus pandemic have led to a reduction in migration, both legal and illegal, as countries have closed …

Biden's migration dilemma is reminiscent of Merkel

Biden's migration dilemma is reminiscent of Merkel

People who have fled very real dangers now live in catastrophic conditions directly on the border, on the Mexican side. The migrants sleep on concrete close to the bridges that lead to the US. Their only hope is that they can manage to cross …

How Europe outsourced the Syrian refugee crisis to Lebanon

How Europe outsourced the Syrian refugee crisis to Lebanon

In recent years, the European Union has protected itself from migrant flows from poverty-stricken and conflict-ridden countries by building what has come to be known as Fortress Europe, including policies of remote …

Migrant crossings into EU spiked in May

Migrant crossings into EU spiked in May

The number of migrants seeking to enter the EU tripled in May compared to the previous month. It's a sign traffic along Europe's migration routes is picking up again after a lull brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Erdogan: Turkey seeks NATO support in Syria

Erdogan: Turkey seeks NATO support in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on NATO members to show their alliance with Turkey at this critical time. "NATO is in a critical period in which it should clearly show the alliance’s …