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Greek farmers acquitted after shooting migrant fruit pickers

10:04 05/08/2014
Following a lengthy trial a Greek court has acquitted two of the men who shot and injured 28 Bangladeshi migrant fruit pickers. On Wednesday 30th July, the court in the city of Patras acquitted two...

EU population growth driven by immigration

18:02 22/07/2014
Eurostat, the European Union statistics agency, reports that the population of the Union grew by 1.7m over the year to January 1st 2014. The population of the union rose to 507.4m, up from 505.7m a...

Zizek: Immigrants blamed for failures of EU leaders

16:07 03/07/2014
The renowned Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek has written a piece for the New Statesman magazine blaming the rise of anti-immigrant feeling in the European Union on the failure of the continent's...

Italian PM: If EU will not help on immigration, we will leave Eurozone

16:05 01/07/2014
Matteo Renzi, the recently elected Italian premier, says that Italy may withdraw from the Eurozone due to disagreement over the Union's immigration policy. If this were to happen, the EU's economy...

Pope refuses to meet migrants in Roman church

19:43 24/06/2014
Pope Francis I, has refused to meet migrants who have taken sanctuary in a church in Rome. The pope is said to wish to avoid making a 'political gesture'. The 120 immigrants are said to come from...

60,000 asylum seekers have reached EU in 2014

12:50 04/06/2014
The EU's border agency Frontex says that a record number of asylum seekers have entered the EU by sea and on foot in 2014. So far, Frontex estimates the total at about 60,000. The migrants have...

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