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The Swedish government is planning to prolong the ID checks it is currently carrying out on the border with Denmark until November, government sources confirmed yesterday (28 April). © euroactiv.com 29.04.16: read

“Nostalgia” for a pro-Nazi past, spurning of ethnic minorities and pressure on the press: Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government. © euroactiv.com 29.04.16: read

Leading MEPs have urged European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to take a position against Austria’s plans to erect a fence at its border with Italy, at the Brenner pass. © euroactiv.com 28.04.16: read

It appears to be, NATO’s chief says. His comments came a day after the UN said as many as 500 people were feared dead as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. © theatlantic.com 21.04.16: read

« Über 330’000 Asylbewerber 2015 als schutzberechtigt anerkannt. » © Journal 21.04.16: lesen

« Bei einer der schlimmsten Flüchtlingstragödien der vergangenen Jahre sind im Mittelmeer möglicherweise bis zu 500 Menschen ertrunken. » © Lëtzebuerger Vollek 21.04.16: lesen

« The European Commission proposed lifting the visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine on Wednesday (20 April). The move, which was expected, comes despite the Dutch referendum vote against the EU-Ukraine association agreement, partly motivated by hostility to migration. » © euractiv.vom 21.04.16: read

« The EU vowed on Wednesday (20 April) to propose visa-free travel for Turks next month if Ankara meets the terms of a landmark refugee deal, as it tried to defuse a row with Turkey’s leaders. » © euractiv.com 21.04.16: read

« Des migrants arrivés dimanche à Kalamata (Grèce) après avoir été secourus la veille en haute mer ont raconté avoir assisté à ce naufrage, a expliqué Carlotta Sami, porte-parole pour l’Europe du Sud du haut commissariat de l’ONU pour les Réfugiés (HCR), basée à Rome. » © Le Quotidien 21.04.16: lire

« Aus dem Mittelmeer gerettete Flüchtlinge haben nach Angaben des UN-Flüchtlings- hilfswerks UNHCR Berichte über einen Schiffsuntergang mit hunderten Toten bestätigt. Befürchtet werden bis zu 500 Tote. » © Tageblatt 21.04.16: lesen