Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sweden Offers Asylum to Syrian Refugees

“Sweden’s asylum offer to refugees from Syria,” by Chris Morris for the BBC: “We’re busy, always busy.” It has been a hectic few weeks at the migrant reception centre in Marsta, near Arlanda airport just north of Stockholm. The number … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch to European Union: Improve Migrant Rescue and Offer Refuge

“EU: Improve Migrant Rescue, Offer Refuge,” from Human Rights Watch: European Union heads of state meeting in Brussels on October 24 and 25, 2013, should urgently adopt measures to improve sea rescues of migrants and asylum seekers trying to reach Europe, … Continue reading

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African Migrants Attempt to Cross European Borders

“Africans leap daunting barrier to European dreams,” from AFP: Growing numbers of Africans are taking a daunting test to enter to Europe: leaping a towering, triple-layer security fence and trying to race across before rapid-deployment police guards can catch them. … Continue reading

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Southern-European Front Being Formed Ahead of EU Summit

“Italy to Lead Southern Front for Migration Relief at EU Summit,” by Karl Stagno Navarra for Bloomberg: Italy, Greece and Malta will form a “common front” at a European Union summit this week, trying to convince the bloc’s other 25 … Continue reading

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Immigrants Apply for Repatriation in Greece

“Crises: Greece; more immigrants apply for repatriation,” from ANSAmed: Almost 2,000 migrants in Greece have applied for voluntary repatriation since the beginning of July, largely due to joblessness, as Kathimerini online reports. The Greek branch of the International Organization for … Continue reading

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