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25 Mar 2015
The number of asylum applicants in Bulgaria increased by 55% on an annual basis in 2014, according to Eurostat data. In 2014, the highest number of applicants was registered by far in Germany (202 700 applicants, or 32% of total applicants),...
23 Mar 2015
'Star and Stripes' reports that an internal EU document on action to deal with the migrant influx, obtained by The Associated Press Wednesday, urges member countries to "take action to curb the level of expectation" of would-be asylum seekers. "The...
23 Mar 2015
'Breitbart' reports that latest figures from the European Union show a remarkable leap in volumes of people coming to Europe, and major point of entry Italy especially, as 64,625 applied for refugee status in the country last year.  The figure is a...
23 Mar 2015
 'Atlantic Community' reports on the increase in the number of economic asylum seekers, especially from Kosovo, not welcome in Europe. According to Frontex (the EU Border agency), Kosovar migrants accounted for about 40% of illegal migrants into the...
21 Mar 2015
'DW' reports that the number of asylum applicants to European nations rose by 44 percent last year, with the total reaching 626,000, according to EU statistics. Meanwhile, the EU is planning to intercept refugees in the Mediterranean. According to...
20 Mar 2015
The 'Turkish Weekly' reports that traffickers use fake documents to smuggle ever-growing numbers of impoverished Albanian to the US via Central America and Mexico. Migration has been a fact of life in the poor region of northern Albania bordering...
18 Mar 2015
Irregular migration into the European Union is on the rise and the task of coming up with a new plan to better manage the surge has fallen to the European Commission. It is an unenviable task. There were 278,000 irregular border crossings in 2014,...
18 Mar 2015
The number of illegal immigrants arriving in Hungary from Kosovo has dropped since the start of the year. At the same time, the number of illegal migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq remains high, Zsuzsanna Végh, the director of the Hungarian...
18 Mar 2015
'The Guardian' reports that a cross party-group of MPs has called for an end to the indefinite detention of migrants, warning that too many people are being unnecessarily detained, sometimes for as long as four years, under a system they...
06 Mar 2015
'Spuntnik News' writes on the news that the Norwegian parliament has accidentally published confidential personal information about child refugees on the Internet. The sensitive data was available on the parliament’s website for about a day before ...

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