One year after the European Union and Turkey signed an agreement swapping money for migration control, opinions as to the political and moral benefits and drawbacks of the deal are divided along exactly the same lines they were when it was concluded. The European Union … [Read more...] about EU lauds Turkey deal one year on, but activists remain highly critical
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?