Eurosphere agenda: ” a game about the human cost of Europe’s migrant crisis” “Drones as flight safety threat …

passengers1The 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.

Hungary’s migrant fence is simply a pointless PR exercise | Patrick Kingsley

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.

Profiles of men awarded France’s top honour over Thalys train shooting

Illegal migrants to be hit with tough sentencing

The British government is planning to introduce tough prison sentences to combat illegal migrants seeking employment in the UK. EurActiv Germany reports.

Migration and gunman case challenge Schengen

Train attack and migrant influx challenge EU Schengen accord

Migrant flow resumes in Macedonia

Thousands of migrants resume their journey north through Macedonia and into Serbia, after Macedonia reopens its border with Greece.

EU accession perspectives are barely credible

The economic situation in the Western Balkans is disastrous. The Western Balkans conference at the end of August should promote investment, writesDušan Reljić.

Viewpoint: Greek election heralds fresh bailout battle

Greek election battle revives anti-austerity campaign

Greece is for sale – and everything must go

Why does this matter? First because it makes no sense to sell off valuable assets in the middle of Europe’s worst depression in 70 years.


VIDEO: Migrants overpower Macedonia police

Macedonia defends its handling of security at the country’s border with Greece, where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields.

VIDEO: Italy rescues 2,000 migrants from sea

The Italian coastguard has embarked on one of its biggest ever migrant rescue missions.

Syriza rebels form new Greek party

Rebels from Greece’s governing Syriza party say they are forming a new party, a day after the prime minister resigned to seek re-election.

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