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Emergency summit on migrant boat deaths in the Mediterranean …

  • April 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Migration  EU boatpeopleAn emergency European summit this week, 23.4.15 at Brussels, agreed to step up sea patrols and move on other measures in response to the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean.

The European Union Heads of Government had been jolted into action by the latest, severe tragedy, the capsize of an overloaded boat last Sunday leading to some 800 deaths. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Trouble in Italy

  • December 31st, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

The October boat-people tragedy; parliament’s distraction by Berlusconi; cyclonic floods…Italy map flag

SILVIO BERLUSCONI –  SPOT OF BOTHER

The Berlusconi episode in public life, in Italy, looked to be coming to a sorry and bitter end, when the former Prime Minister’s desperate-looking ploy to unseat the government came unstuck. … Read More »

People Smuggling: Who wants a €40000 ticket?

  • August 11th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Refugees - UNPolice in Spain and France have rounded up 70 members of a gang they say has been smuggling people from China into Europe and the United States.

In Italy, with the Summer peak for boat arrivals now approaching, six have died as a fishing boat from North Africa with over 100 passengers foundered on the shore, at a swimming beach near Catania in Sicily.

Australia’s part in the refugee drama has officials waiting to see the impacts of the “PNG policy”, diverting all arrivals to an island in Papua New Guinea, or to neighbouring Nauru – as a disincentive to boat trips promising settlement in Australia. … Read More »

“Boat People” Worries Follow Crisis In North Africa …

  • February 12th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

migration-eu-boatpeople1.JPGConcerns have been raised about a fresh wave of boat people crossing to Europe from North Africa, as a product of changes of government in the region. … Read More »