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The head of EU border agency Frontex on Feb. 27 criticized charities that rescue migrants off Libya, arguing that they encourage the traffickers who profit from the dangerous Mediterranean crossings
BUDAPEST – Reuters
Hungary has begun building a second line of fence along its southern border with Serbia, a government spokesman said on Feb. 27, a move likely to exacerbate criticism from some of the country’s European Union partners
A new round of peace talks with the aim finding a solution to the Syrian war is set to start on Feb. 23 in Geneva after a 10-month recess and with differences on the ground and in the world’s political arena.
BRUSSELS - The Associated Press
With the specter of populism looming over a critical election year in Europe, the European Parliament has taken an unusual step to crack down on racism and hate speech in its own house
Serkan Demitaş - WARSAW
The only way to jumpstart stalled Turkey-EU ties is to hold a high-level summit between the two parties, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said, suggesting that it should occur in the first half of 2017 and produce concrete results in Turkey’s accession process, as well as a visa exemption to Turkish nationals.
PARIS - Reuters
French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Feb. 25 after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants.
BERLIN - Reuters
Germany is to increase its army by 5,000 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said on Feb. 21, bringing the total to 198,000 in 2024, at a time when U.S. pressure is mounting on European NATO members to raise military spending.
Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon picked up new backing on Feb. 23 in the rollercoaster French presidential race, as the nation’s left aims to forge a united front with polls just months away
Three migrants were killed when a boat carrying at least eight people sank on the Maritza River in northwestern Turkey early on Feb. 22, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
More than 130 Turkish diplomatic passport holders, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, according to German government data in documents seen by Agence France-Presse on Feb. 24.
Resuming interrupted peace talks on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is up to the Greek Cypriots, said the Turkish Cypriot leader, two days before a planned leaders’ meeting.