Last year Idomeni - the small village next to the Greek-Macedonian border that had become a symbol of hope for thousands of refugees - was packed with people. A few days earlier the EU-Turkey deal had come into effect, yet thousands of people still hoped the borders would … [Read more...] about EU-Turkey deal fails to stop refugee flow
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Speaking to the Monday edition of local German newspaper "Rheinische Post," Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery Peter Altmaier said the deal between EU and Turkey was a "great chance" to achieve a lower number of refugees. "The is the biggest and most important step in … [Read more...] about Germany’s CDU and CSU remain divided over EU-Turkey deal
Diplomatic insults may be crossing borders at an alarming rate, but irregular migration has plummeted after the EU-Turkey agreement was signed one year ago on March 18, 2016. Read: Turkey threatens to unilaterally suspend EU refugee deal Just 2,810 people arrived in Greece … [Read more...] about Money makes the EU-Turkey deal go round
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere voiced skepticism about the EU-Turkey deal after Turkish President Erdogan rejected EU terms and conditions, German newspaper "Bild" reported on Wednesday. The mass-circulation paper cited sources at a meeting of the interior minister … [Read more...] about Free-travel, terror law disputes threaten EU-Turkey deal
With the sun shining bright from a Brussels sky that had been heavy with clouds and rain for weeks on end, EU interior ministers meeting on Thursday appeared set on echoing a new sunny mood. A "positive climate" had pervaded talks, said Italy's Angelino Alfano, adding that there … [Read more...] about EU-Turkey deal on track despite human rights concerns?