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EU statistics agency says immigration is driving population growth

16:54 25/11/2013
The EU's population rose by 1.1m in 2012 to 505.7m with 882,200 (80%) of this rise caused by net immigration according to Eurostat, the body responsible for collating statistics for the EU. Eurostat...

EU leaders discuss immigration policy at Brussels summit

10:24 04/11/2013
Leaders of EU countries have met in Brussels for a two-day summit. The summit was convened for leaders to discuss the digital economy and data security but leaders of southern and eastern EU...

One million immigrants flock to Germany in 2012

13:52 14/05/2013
Official figures show that the economic crisis in southern Europe may be speeding the rate of immigration within the European Union. The figures suggest that 1.08m people moved to Germany from within...

Half a million people sought asylum in developed world in 2012 says UN

9:20 25/03/2013
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued a report which says that 479,300 people from the developing world sought asylum in the developed world in 2012. The number is the...

Greek border guards accused of human rights breach

18:06 12/12/2012
Human rights campaigners have alleged that Greek border guards have been using illegal tactics to keep refugees out of Greece. Greece has long been the main point of entry for illegal immigrants into...

UK opts into illegal immigration agreement between EU and Turkey

13:00 21/11/2012
The UK government has announced that it is to opt into an agreement between Turkey and the European Union that could see many illegal immigrants from Turkey and from other Asian countries expelled...

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