Monthly Archives: October 2013

400 Migrants Rescued by Italian Coastguards

“Italy: Coastguard rescue hundreds more migrants in the Mediterranean,” from ADNkronos International: Coastguard intercepted nearly 400 migrants in the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours, authorities in Italy said on Tuesday. Forty-one African migrants from Ghana and Nigeria including five … Continue reading

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Libyan Instability Spurs Migration to Europe

“Libya instability fuels EU migrant fears,” by Borzou Daragahi and Peter Spiegel for the Financial Times: Instability in Libya and other north African countries has led to a spike in illegal immigrants arriving on European shores, worrying both EU officials … Continue reading

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On Migration, European Union Summit Dawdles

High expectations were surrounding the European Union (EU) summit meeting , as leaders convened to deliberate about numerous issues, one of which was migration, a politically divisive and contentious topic that has led to the growing influence of far-right parties … Continue reading

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EU Creates Task Force to Tackle Migration Crises

“European Union responds to Lampedusa tragedy by setting up task force to tackle migration crises,” from Euronews: A task force has been set up to tackle Europe’s migration crisis. The issue has been bought into sharp focus by two boat … Continue reading

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More than 700 Migrants Rescued Near Lampedusa

“Migrants rescued near Lampedusa as EU leaders meet,” from the BBC: Italian authorities have intercepted some 800 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean as EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the problem. Dozens of women and children were among … Continue reading

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