The ongoing European Migrant Crisis sees death tolls rise as refugees take expensive and often extremely-dangerous trips with smugglers, often to be displaced again or even arrested when they arrive.
No-drone zones, software to block flights into sensitive areas and registration rules are among proposals from European regulators and aviation experts to ensure growing numbers of drones don’t case dangerous run-ins with passenger aircraft.
Serbia and its former province of Kosovo took steps toward overcoming decades of enmity on Tuesday (25 August), signing energy and telecoms agreements, bringing Belgrade closer to joining the European Union.
Short-term measures like walls and fences in Europe won’t solve a migration crisis of this size. People who have risked so much will just find another wayWhen there is a will to migrate, there is often a wall to stop it. After increasing numbers of migrants tried to breach Spain’s enclaves in northern Africa in the 90s, the Spanish built a fence to block their path. Last year Bulgaria built another on its border with Turkey. And this summer, Hungary has followed suit – starting work on a fence that will supposedly separate it from Serbia, its southern neighbour.
The British government is planning to introduce tough prison sentences to combat illegal migrants seeking employment in the UK. EurActiv Germany reports.
The economic situation in the Western Balkans is disastrous. The Western Balkans conference at the end of August should promote investment, writesDušan Reljić.