Latest European mass migration crisis News

Rights group: Bosnian migrant camp “dangerous and inhumane”

Nov. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent human rights group is warning that migrants trying to reach Western Europe are living in “dangerously cold and harsh conditions” in Bosnia, where hundreds rallied on Friday amid tensions over the influx of people fleeing war and poverty. The...

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Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

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Migrants huddle in the cold in makeshift camp in Bosnia

Nov. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Heavy, gray clouds hung low above a makeshift migrant camp on Bosnia’s border with Croatia, heralding more rain and misery for hundreds of people stuck in the remote tent field as they try to get to Western Europe. Rain this autumn has turned the Vucjak camp into a...

The Latest: European police break up migrant-smuggling ring

Nov. 14, 2019 8:19 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on immigration to Europe (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The European Union law enforcement agency says police across the continent have concluded a two-year investigation into a “massive” criminal network that was using trucks to smuggle migrants into...

EU migration chief warns Bosnia of looming winter crisis

Nov. 14, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration official is warning Bosnian authorities of a likely humanitarian crisis this winter due to appalling conditions in overcrowded migrant camps in the country. EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called Thursday for the closure of the...

The Latest: US, Turkey remain divided on air defense

Nov. 13, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House...

Auditors urge EU to quickly fix migrant policy shortfalls

Nov. 13, 2019 11:18 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Auditors on Wednesday urged the European Union to improve its approach to easing migrant pressure on Greece and Italy as people languish in camps on the Greek Islands, and to draw lessons from its shortcomings before a new crisis hits. Well over 1 million people arrived in Europe in 2015,...

Study: Half Europe’s unauthorized migrants in Germany, UK

Nov. 13, 2019 10:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — At least 3.9 million unauthorized migrants — and possibly as many as 4.8 million — lived in Europe in 2017 with half of them in Germany and the United Kingdom, according to a study published Wednesday. The Pew Research Center said the number grew from 2014, when about 3-3.7...

Bosnian border police sound alarm over migration pressure

Nov. 12, 2019 2:28 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The chief of Bosnia's border police warned Tuesday that his guards cannot contain the migratory pressure along the country's eastern border with Serbia and that the situation could easily escalate and put in danger the overall stability of the politically fragile nation....

Greek government drops plan to criminalize blasphemy

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials Tuesday scrapped plans to criminalize blasphemy as a law-and-order debate intensified between the country's new conservative government and the left-wing opposition. Justice Minister Costas Tsiaras said the proposal has been removed from draft legislation that's being...