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Migrants using drugs scam to enter EU, says Bulgarian PM

Migrants are tricking their way into the European Union by being deliberately caught with hard drugs, according to Bulgaria’s prime minister.

August 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Refugees face asylum rejection if they leave country of arrival

Asylum seekers moving to other EU countries after arriving in Europe will face having their applications for international protection rejected, under tougher rules put forward by the European Commission today … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eastern Europe’s first black mayor: ‘If we’re Schengen, then why the fences?’

“Are we Schengen or not?” the Ghana-born mayor of Slovenian border-town Piran asked. “And if we are, why is the government putting up fences?”, he said, before warning that a … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker suffers double blow on immigration at summit

EU leaders tonight (23 April) dealt Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker a double-blow on immigration at their meeting to discuss the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. Juncker tried to use the … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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