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Germany plays down expectations of results at Sunday EU migrant talks

BERLIN A working meeting on Sunday of the leaders of several EU states, including Germany, France and Italy, on migrant policy will not produce a declaration but is more an opportunity to exchange views, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday.


Insight into the Crisis


EU handouts not always the answer for Africa's returning migrants 30 May 2018

DAKAR When Fatou Kine's failed attempt to reach Europe left her jobless and penniless in Algeria, she turned to an agency she had heard helped migrants return home. | Video


From Madrid to Miami, Venezuelan migrants seethe at Maduro yet sit out vote 16 May 2018

CARACAS/MADRID/LIMA Often arriving thin and penniless in South American capitals after long bus trips across the continent, many Venezuelan migrants blame President Nicolas Maduro for the crushing economic crisis that forced them to flee.


Fear of migrants galvanizes PM Orban's supporters in rural Hungary 21 Mar 2018

ERCSI, Hungary Supporters of Hungary's right-wing Fidesz party in Ercsi may not have met a refugee but there's one thing they know for sure: they don't want them in their town.


Rape cases fuel anti-migrant angst in Italy ahead of election 13 Sep 2017

ROME Rape allegations levelled against foreigners are fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment in Italy ahead of elections due early next year, when migration is likely to top the political agenda.


Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers 18 Aug 2017

GESCHER, Germany As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.


EU effort to halt migrants founders in Libya's chaos 26 Jun 2017

TRIPOLI When Libya's coastguard received the first of a long-awaited batch of patrol boats from Italy last month, two of the four vessels still had mechanical problems and one broke down on the way to Tripoli.


Forgiven for migrant crisis, Merkel in pole position for fourth term 15 May 2017

BERLIN A stunning election win for Angela Merkel's conservatives in Germany's most populous state is the strongest sign yet that voters have forgiven the chancellor for her open-door migrant policy and are set to hand her four more years in power.


Italy lags on migrant returns as arrival numbers jump 06 Mar 2017

CARRARA, Italy Italy is promising to send more migrants who do not qualify for asylum back home, either by force or with their consent, as a fourth year of mass arrivals of migrants by sea began at a record-setting pace.


Europol to 'look again' at worst migrant drowning of 2016 06 Dec 2016

LONDON The head of Europe's police agency said it would "look again" at the largest migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean this year after an investigation by Reuters and BBC Newsnight exposed a gap in the response by law enforcement.