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EU sets 2007 target for scrapping border controls

9:29 14/12/2006
Millions of travelers will be able to leave their passports at home after European Union governments agreed at the beginning of this month to begin scrapping border controls for citizens of new...

EU ministers back plans to curb migration flow from Africa

18:56 07/12/2006
• Watch This Video Top European Union officials this week agreed on new plans aimed at boosting the bloc's efforts to keep illegal migrants from poor African countries from entering via the southern...

French proposal on immigration divides EU

13:38 03/10/2006
• Watch This Video A French proposal to ban massive amnesties to illegal immigrants divided the European Union Sept. 30 in Madrid, where foreign and interior ministers from eight Mediterranean...

Sarkozy EU visit highlights rifts over immigration

18:28 11/09/2006
• Watch This Video French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy has criticized Spanish and Italian policies to regularize illegal immigrants, highlighting EU division over immigration on the same day as...

Italy saves 200 more illegal immigrants

14:26 23/08/2006
• Watch This Video The Italian Coast Guard rescued 200 illegal immigrants from a boat found adrift off the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, according to an official in Palermo. The boat, about 15...

Canary Islands President demands urgent action on illegal immigration

13:31 21/08/2006
The President of the Canary Islands has demanded that central government set up a crisis committee to address the problem of illegal immigration affecting the islands, a situation which he describes...

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