Not a single smuggler has been arrested over the past years in Zuwara, the place touted to be Libya’s most prolific sending site for migrants wanting to cross to Europe. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfz6kQEXHwA[/embed] Whenever the question is put to law enforcement officials here, the answer always shifts the focus on the...

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...

Follow the money - some of it - into the sub-economy spawned by migration Sealing its borders to immigrants costs Europe’s taxpayers billions of euro a year. Policy implementation is costly, and the public purse has opened wide for a few select contractors. The Migrants’ Files...

Meet Henok Weldet, a 14-year-old Eritrean boy who has experienced more hardship and danger than most people twice his age. He was one of the 560 migrants rescued 14th May 2015, by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), and also one of many children who embark on this...

Ségolène Royal the French ecology minister has issued a warning concerning Nutella, the popular, the Italian chocolate spread's damaging environmental impact. One of the main ingredients in Nutella, palm oil, which requires extensive tracts of land for its production. [caption id="attachment_1346" align="aligncenter" width="636"] French Ecology minister, Ségolène...

In 2015 Frontex will be testing fixed wing, ship-launched AR3 Net Ray drones built by Portuguese-based Tekever as part of its Frontex mission. [caption id="attachment_1315" align="aligncenter" width="720"] AR3 NET RAY Drone being tested at sea[/caption] According to a statement made by Tekever Chief Operations Officer Ricardo Mendes at the Paris Air Show the drones...

EU home Affairs Ministers in Luxembourg this week failed to reach any common ground on the controversial proposal to redistribute 40,000 refugees across the bloc. In its official statement after the meeting on Tuesday, the Council said in its conclusion on migration that a common understanding that...