Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday (12 April), said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from North Africa.
The European Commission is working on its ‘comprehensive migration agenda’ while migrants continue to die at sea. Its tenants should be self-evident, yet some proposals for it are troubling.
The EU’s reaction to the latest political crisis in Macedonia crisis has been very slow, and gives the impression that the EU seems out of touch with reality on the ground, writes Erwan Fouéré.
A meeting with Podemos in Manchester provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of democracy and the need to challenge the undemocratic politics of ‘DevoManc’.
The German government on Tuesday again rejected Greece’s demands for reparations. Athens puts the sum for World War II reparations from Germany at 278.7 billion euros. In view of the crimes committed during German occupation the debate can’t simply be declared over and done with, some commentators fume. Others criticise Greece’s negotiation tactics, which rely purely on confrontation.