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United Nations updates and amends rescue at sea conventions for refugees

16:41 08/08/2006
• Watch This Video The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has amended Maritime Conventions to facilitate search-and-rescue at sea. In response to several incidents in recent years...

EU launches marine border squad

13:54 07/08/2006
An EU rapid reaction team of border guards set up to deal with illegal immigration has begun work in Italy . Three officials from the EU's Frontex border agency arrived on the remote Mediterranean...

EU to invest in development of Africa to slow immigration

12:23 18/07/2006
In the past months there has been a surge of illegal immigrants attempting to leave Africa and enter the EU . While the problem has been on-going for several years, as the EEA begins to heat up and...

Malta experiences illegal immigrant crush, requests EU help

13:08 04/07/2006
• Watch This Video A wave of illegal immigrants attempting to reach the EU has swamped the resources of Malta, officials report. Currently over 700 illegal immigrants are detained in an overcrowded,...

African migrants attempt entry into the EU via Mediterranean

11:54 20/06/2006
The dream of jobs in Europe is attracting tens of thousands of Africans each year. With the open-border policy of the European Union and a similar philosophy affecting the European Economic Area,...

European Commission plans spyplanes to patrol EU  borders

12:46 05/06/2006
The Russians are already doing it. The Belgians are already doing it. The Americans are doing it and are planning to vastly increase their activity by this method. Now the European Commission (EC) is...

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