EU chief vows to close down migratory route from Libya to Italy - Xinhua

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk attend a joint press conference after their meeting at EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 2, 2017. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan). BRUSSELS, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- European ...

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after his meeting with Prime Minister of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj - New Europe

I am very happy to welcome Prime Minister Al-Serraj in Brussels today on the eve of the Malta summit. EU leaders will be discussing in Malta how the European Union and its Member States can better cooperate with Libya. We have a shared interest in and ...

EU urged to stop deaths at sea, address deplorable conditions for migrants in Libya - Times of Malta

EU leaders need to take decisive action to address loss of life in the Mediterranean and the deplorable conditions for migrants and refugees in Libya, the UNHCR and IOM said today. The UN High Commission for Refugees and the International Organisation ...

Migration from Africa to Europe likely to rise in spring - EU sources - The Star Online

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union is increasing aid to train the Libyan coast guard and construct better camps in Africa, among other measures, as it prepares for more migrants from Africa with the approach of spring, EU sources said. But ...

Shutting Libya-Italy migrant route 'within reach': EU's Tusk - Ahram Online

Shutting the migrant smuggling route from Libya to Europe is "within our reach", EU chief Donald Tusk said Thursday, arguing that doing so would be in both sides' interest. Flanked by Libya's UN-backed leader Fayez al-Sarraj in Brussels, Tusk said he ...

Libya's Sarraj bargains for more money to help EU on migration - The Star Online

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The head of the U.N.-backed Libyan government told top European Union officials on Thursday the bloc must provide more money to secure Tripoli's help in curbing the flow of African migrants to Europe. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj ...

Executive Summary for February 2nd - News Deeply

We review the latest issues related to refugees, including an Italian fund to boost African border security, a Serbian refugee center under lockdown and the Libyan government's offer of access to international forces to help block migrant boats.

'Migrant route to Italy from Libya can be closed' – Tusk - ANSAmed

BRUSSELS - It is time to close the migrant route from Libya to Italy, European Council President Donald Tusk said after talks with Libyan Premier Fayez al Serraj in Brussels on Thursday. "The EU has shown it is able to close the routes of irregular ...

EU chief says bloc capable of cutting Libya migrant route - San Francisco Chronicle

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, sub-Saharan migrants raise their hands to grab a life jacket as they are rescued by members of the Proactive Open Arms NGO, in the Mediterranean Sea north of Zumarah, ... more. Photo: Emilio Morenatti, AP. Image ...

Italy sets up fund to help African countries stop migrants - TVC News

Italian government said it has set up the sum of 200-million-euro ($216 million) to help African countries better seal their borders in a bid to keep migrants from boarding flimsy and often deadly rubber boats bound for Europe, the foreign minister ...

We can shut Libya route to Italy - Tusk (3) - ANSA (registration)

(ANSA) - Brussels, February 2 - European Council President Donald Tusk said after talks with Libyan Premier Fayez al Serraj Thursday that "it is time to close the (migrant) route from Libya to Italy". He said "the EU has shown it is able to close the ...

UN official on Trump order: Family planning is a human right - WHIO

Addis Ababa — The head of the United Nations Population Fund says a recent executive order by President Donald Trump will not affect the agency's family planning services, but he insists that family planning is a human right. Babatunde Osotimehin told ...

Europe's leaders are finally getting serious about security and immigration – will it be too late? - Telegraph.co.uk

Some 60 years after the Treaty of Rome, one of the EU's founding treaties, European Council President Donald Tusk has said the challenges facing the EU are now “more dangerous than ever”. Against this context, Europe's political leaders will meet in ...

If the EU wants to be the bastion of liberal democracy, it too must stop demonising refugees and migrants - The Conversation UK

European Union officials have not been shy to express condemnation of US President Donald Trump's permanent ban on Syrian refugees, and temporary ban on all other refugees. Rightly so. The vice president of the EU Commission Federica Mogherini, ...

Zimbabwe pastor behind protests faces 20 years in prison - WHIO

FILE - In this Tuesday May. 3, 2016 file photo, Evans Mawarire a young pastor in the Harare poses for a photo with the Zimbabwean flag wrapped around his body. A lawyer says a Zimbabwe pastor who fled to the United States after launching a popular ...

Press release – Migration in the central Mediterranean debated with Ms Mogherini - New Europe

The need to stabilise the internal situation in Libya and to preserve the EU values, including human rights, were the recurring points raised by MEPs in a Wednesday afternoon debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on growing migratory ...

Nokia Q4 sales up but profit down at $682 million - WHIO

Helsinki — Nokia Corp. says fourth-quarter profit fell to 633 million euros ($682 million) from 1.8 billion euros a year earlier, but sales almost doubled to 6.6 billion euros. Describing 2016 as a time of transition, CEO Rajeev Suri says that he was ...

European leaders are now describing Trump as a threat - Tehran Times

The new administration has called into question “the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” Tusk says. Something has fundamentally changed in the world when one of the leaders of the European Union mentions the American president among the top ...

Africa: EU Interior Ministers At Loggerheads Over Distribution of Migrants - AllAfrica.com

The EU wants to cut off the maritime migrant route from Libya to Italy and is mulling over camps in Africa as a deterrent to would-be migrants. Interior ministers are conferring in Malta, as Bernd Riegert reports. The Maltese clearly like Europe ...

Editorial - Migrants in Libyan limbo: Europe's credibility on the line - Malta Independent Online

Malta currently has several migration-related issues on its plate. These include the call it is facing from a united independent media to refrain from deporting holders of temporary humanitarian protection status, the issue of statelessness, which the ...