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UK to tackle illegal immigration during EU presidency

14:23 27/05/2005
The drive to manage illegal immigration will be one of the UK's priorities for its six-month presidency of the European Union, the country announced 26 May. Charles Clarke, the UK's home secretary,...

EU won't ease visa barriers for Russians

9:10 18/05/2005
Russia failed to gain an easing of European Union visa restrictions for its citizens on 18 May, after the country would not agree to take back its illegal migrants from the EU. Putin said Russia...

Georgia scraps visa requirements for many Western countries

14:05 14/04/2005
The Georgian government announced on 13 April 2005 that Georgia will unilaterally cancel visa requirements for citizens of the United States, Japan, Israel, Canada and EU member countries as an...

Norway seeks to deter asylum seekers

10:16 01/03/2005
Norway is to consider requiring large bank deposits from tourists coming from certain Countries in a bid to discourage asylum seekers from entering the Country, the newspaper Aftenposten reports...

German immigration at lowest level for many years

13:44 19/01/2005
The number of immigrants to Germany dropped below 800,000 for the first time in many years in 2003, the broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports. According to Government figures released on January 17, 768...

EU - Residence permits might be used as transit visas

17:11 25/03/2004
The European Commission is planning to propose measures aimed at making easier movement of non-EU nationals who hold resident permits in the current EU-15 but who would need a visa to transit through...

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