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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...

COMMENT – UK's EU dilemma over Romanian/Bulgarian immigration estimates

16:31 07/03/2013
By Alex Owen The UK government has got itself into trouble over immigration figures again. The UK press has been asking government ministers for an estimated figure of the number of Romanians and...

UK 'will leave EU' if it cannot halt Romanian and Bulgarian immigration

14:41 08/02/2013
The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage made a speech in the European Parliament on 6th February 2013 saying that, if the UK cannot negotiate further restrictions on the movement of...

Romanian ambassador dismisses UK tabloid immigration fears

14:33 21/01/2013
The Romanian ambassador to the UK, Ion Jinga, has hit out at UK press speculation that tens of thousands of Romanians and Bulgarians will come to work in the UK in 2014 once EU law allows them to do...

UK ministers refuse to predict immigration levels from Romania, Bulgaria

13:35 16/01/2013
The UK's Prime Minister David Cameron has said that it is impossible to know how many immigrants will come to the UK from Romania and Bulgaria next year when transitional immigration controls as...

UK immigration announces changes to visa regime in North European countries

13:14 08/01/2013
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has announced that it is to change its systems for dealing with visa applications from six European countries in January 2013. The UKBA says that, between 7th January and...

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