Deals and warms words flow as Iranian president visits Europe

By Antonella Cinelli and Crispian Balmer ROME Jan 25 : Italy and Iran signed billions of dollars of business deals at the start of a visit to Europe by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani aimed at rebuilding his nation’s ties with the West after years of economic sanctions. Heading a 120-strong delegation of business leaders and […]

“Running out of time”, EU puts Greece, Schengen on notice

By Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald AMSTERDAM, Jan 25 : The European Union edged closer today to accepting that its Schengen open-borders area may be suspended for up to two years if it fails in the next few weeks to curb the influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. Shorter-term dispensations for border […]

“Running out of time”, EU puts Greece, Schengen on notice

By Gabriela Baczynska and Alastair Macdonald AMSTERDAM, Jan 25 : The European Union edged closer today to accepting that its Schengen open-borders area may be suspended for up to two years if it fails in the next few weeks to curb the influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. After chairing a meeting […]

Child watchdogs warn of European refugee “race to the bottom”

By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM, Jan 25 : A “race to the bottom” on asylum policy among European Union countries is exposing more than 360,000 child migrants to greater risk of harm as the bloc struggles to cope with a surge of refugees, rights watchdogs said today. European children’s agencies issued the warning in a report […]

EU countries failing to back frontline states in migrant crisis-Italy

By Steve Scherer ROME, Jan 22 : Italy is doing its part to identify and manage migrants but many European Union countries are failing to show solidarity with frontline states, its top immigration official said today. Italy has taken in more than 320,000 migrants in the past two years and expects the overcrowded and unsafe […]