In 2015, 1.3 million people - over double the number of previous years - from the Middle East and North Africa applied for asylum within the EU. A new study identifies the lack of prospects as a key driver of migration.
Parliament voted in favor of increased presence in North Africa and cutting the number of troops in the Middle East. Rome hopes to fight the human trafficking that has brought hundreds of thousands of migrants to Italy.
The German state of Lower Saxony witnessed a 10.4 percent increase in crime at the height of the migration crisis, according to a study. The study’s authors said age and reporting practices factored into the connection.
Is it possible to stop people from migrating by increasing financial aid to developing countries? Deutsche Welle research shows this may be effective in some cases. But aid money alone cannot stop major migration waves.
The question of refugee quotas has caused a divide between European Union countries, particularly between the east and west. Can the 28-nation bloc finally agree on asylum reforms before another migration crisis occurs?
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