Tag Archives: Balkans

Migrants in Limbo at Balkan Borders

“Balkan border controls leave migrants in Limbo,” from Reuters: New border controls in the western Balkans are leaving migrants stranded behind barbed wire as temperatures start to plunge, and aid agencies warned on Friday that the clampdown would lead to … Continue reading

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Refugees Struggle Under EU Asylum System

“Refugees Struggle to Build New Lives Under Europe’s Strained Asylum Systems,” from the Wall Street Journal: Ghassan El Mehbane feels tormented by his past in Syria and little better about his future in Spain. He has no idea where he, … Continue reading

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EU Sees Migrants as Contributors to Economic Growth

“European Union Predicts Economic Gains From Influx of Migrants,”  by James Kantor for the New York Times: European Union officials on Thursday put a positive economic spin on the bloc’s refugee crisis. In a forecast, officials predicted that the three … Continue reading

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Germany Considers to Restore Controls on Syrian Refugees

“Germany Considers Tightening the Rules for Syrian Refugees,” by Alison Smale for the New York Times: The German government is considering restoring controls on Syrian refugees arriving here after fleeing war in their homeland, and will significantly tighten rules allowing … Continue reading

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Graphic on Syrian Situation

“As Doors Close, Syrian Refugees Despair,” from the New York Times: Syrians have been a main component in Europe’srefugee crisis. Propelled by fear and desperation, thehuge flow of refugees has faced one hurdle after another…

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