European leaders expected to try to speed up work on joint action plan aimed at getting to grips with crisis
EU and Turkish leaders are meeting in Brussels in a decisive moment for Europe’s efforts to get to grips with its migration crisis, which is on the brink of turning into a humanitarian catastrophe.
EU leaders are set to call on Turkey to do more to stop migrants and refugees from making the dangerous journey across the Aegean Sea to Greece
Turkey’s president will get away with his media clampdown because the European Union needs his help over the refugee crisis
For several years I have been posting blog items on the fraught relationship between Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the country’s journalists.
Takeover of opposition newspaper was Erdoğan giving Brussels the finger on eve of summit, and other issues have gone largely unchallenged too
Europe’s Faustian pact with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to curtail migration into the EU may carry a devilishly high price tag. Turkey’s authoritarian president has proved an unreliable and problematic partner since the Syrian crisis erupted five years ago. But the EU’s urgent need for his help currently outweighs its deep misgivings. As Faust discovered, the reckoning comes later.
Turkey’s compliance is not a foregone conclusion, and it is unlikely that the Balkans can be sealed off from Greece
“With that,” said Donald Tusk, president of the European council, with all the confidence of a magician at a circus, “we will close the western Balkans route.” It is a hubristic claim – but one that nevertheless reflects the new hardline agenda that much of Europe’s top brass hopes to push through during the migration summit between European and Turkish leaders.
Turkey, refugee crisis and women’s issues among EP plenary agenda in Strasbourg
EU-Turkey Summit, European agenda on migration and refugees, as well as issues relating to women and the protection of refugee women, on the occasion of International Women`s Day, will be among the isues discussed during the spring session of the …
Aerial footage from Turkey’s coastguard shows people being rescued from the water near the Turkish resort of Didim on Sunday as a boat lies below the water. At least 15 were plucked to safety but 25 people died on Sunday, including three children. In a separate incident, Greek coastguards are seen rescuing hundreds of people in waters around the island of Lesbos
Meeting likely to happen in early March as Donald Tusk and German chancellor say cooperation with Turkey is the focus
Diplomats claim breakthrough after Turkish PM pledges to readmit those not permitted to enter EU as asylum applicants hit record numbers
European diplomats are claiming a breakthrough in the continent’s migration crisis after reporting that Turkey has agreed to take back people not qualifying for asylum in the EU.
WikiLeaks publishes EU’s secret report on migrants
They are the western Mediterranean route, which reaches Spain from North West Africa; the central Mediterranean route from North Africa to Italy and Malta and the eastern Mediterranean route from Turkey to Greece. According to data provided by FRONTEX, …
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Germany’s Angela Merkel is trying to salvage her open-door policy as a growing number of countries move to seal borders
Europe’s deep divide over immigration is to be laid bare at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, with German chancellor Angela Merkel struggling to salvage her open-door policy while a growing number of countries move to seal borders to newcomers along the Balkan routes.