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Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

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17 Feb 2018
''Germany and Italy will continue to demand a redistribution of refugees in the European Union (EU) despite heavy resistance from some member states, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) told press on Friday during a meeting with her Italian...
16 Feb 2018
The EUObserver reports that ''the European Commission is demanding EU-funded charities to explain measures they are taking to prevent abuse. Over 200 aid organisations and NGOs signed an agreement with the EU commission as a precondition for funding...
11 Feb 2018
According to Middle East Eye, ''Only 16 per cent of asylum seekers who have arrived in Greece are likely to be sent to Turkey despite a controversial European Union (EU) deal, the former head of Greece's asylum service said on Sunday. Maria...
08 Feb 2018
''The next German government, under Angela Merkel, will 'decisively support Europe,' French Minister of European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Thursday, on the occasion of her visit to Greece...
06 Feb 2018
''Migrant and refugee arrivals onto Greek shores have doubled since August 20 to reach as many as 180 people a day in clement weather, Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said on Tuesday'' according to Kathimerini. ''The increase in arrivals...
29 Jan 2018
Al Jazeera reports that ''refugee support agencies are reporting a surge in homelessness in northern Greece. The surge is being attributed to the big rise in refugees avoiding the Greek islands and using the land border from Turkey across the Evros...
29 Jan 2018
According to RT, ''Asylum seekers from Italy and Greece will no longer be accepted as part of the EU relocation program by Germany, Die Welt reported citing the country’s Interior Ministry. Germany’s role in the relocation of asylum seekers from...
28 Jan 2018
TNH reports that ''With the European Union shutting its borders to refugees and migrants, and a swap deal with Turkey suspended for 2 ½ years, the problem has been unfairly dumped on Greece at the same it’s dealing with a crushing economic crisis....
26 Jan 2018
The EU Observer reports that ''The EU presidency under Bulgaria appears likely to wait until the very end of negotiations before broaching the controversial refugee quota issue in a key EU asylum reform bill. The six-month presidency is mandated to...
25 Jan 2018
According to the Washington Post ''Europe’s top human rights court has cleared Greece of allegations of serious mistreatment made by three Afghan migrants who were arrested and held at an overcrowded island detention center. The Council of Europe’s...

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