Migration: The European Union’s perennial conundrum
09 February 2023 | 3:33 pm
A big step up in requests for asylum last year has put one of the EU's touchiest issues, migration, back in the limelight. One idea is to leverage visa, aid and trade policy to get third countries to take back deportees.
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EU states have agreed long-stalled reforms to migration and asylum rules. Critics say Europe is shirking responsibility.
Pakistani citizens accounted for the largest number of victims in the recent migrant boat disaster. DW spoke with victims' families about why so many are choosing to risk their lives for an uncertain future in Europe.
Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban told state television last week they would not implement it. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has expressed confidence in the plan, saying it presents member countries with several options.
Leaders from the EU want a "strategic" pact with Tunisian President Kais Saied to stem the flow of migration to Europe. Last month, Brussels pledged more aid to the North African country.
Now that Title 42 has expired, shelters and locals in US border cities like El Paso are getting ready for an anticipated rise in migrant arrivals in the weeks to come.
Poland and Hungary continue to oppose EU migrant quotas. But notwithstanding their anti-immigration rhetoric, immigration from non-EU countries is growing.
Leaders of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries are gathered in Rome for a conference on migration hosted by Italy's far-right Georgia Meloni.
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For several years, EU states have been working to seal off the bloc's external borders, ramp up deportations and deter migrants. How effective are such measures?
Thousands of migrants have arrived on Lampedusa from Africa this week, with the EU at odds over what to do with them. DW reports from the Italian island, where locals are showing compassion as conditions worsen.
We look at what the press has to say about the latest migration crisis unfolding on the Italian island of Lampedusa. We also take a look at reactions to the sexal abuse and rape allegations levelled against British comedian Russell Brand. We finish with concerns in the United States about "gerontocracy"... and about an atypical missing object.
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