Spain and Morocco's effective border control of the western Mediterranean sea passage has reduced irregular migration in the region, but also inadvertently transformed Morocco from a destination country into a transit destination, according to migration consultancy firm Altai Consulting. [caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignnone" width="750"] Pedestrians at Kasbah...

On May 6, 2009 the Italian Coast Guard was alerted to a group of boats containing about 75 migrants coming from Libya. [caption id="attachment_1576" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi with a portrait of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi behind him. Photo: Roberto Gimmi[/caption] They hitched...

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned he could unleash Plan B on Europe after Austria and France threatened to push back migrants into Italy. The two neighbouring countries have adopted a tougher stance at borders and train stations causing delays as the Austrian and French police enforce...