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All articles • 'asylum'
Libyans main citizens granted protection in Malta in 2016
National 26-04

Libyan nationals were the main citizenship to be granted protection status when applying for asylum in Malta in 2016, Eurostat figures show

136 Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Germany since putsch
World 24-02

Germany says it has received 136 asylum requests from Turks holding diplomatic passports since the July coup attempt against the Turkish President

Update 2 | 33 failed asylum seekers detained, one found to enjoy temporary protection
National 15-11

Ministry says arrest of over 30 irregular migrants forms part of ‘coordinated initiative on European level’ • But amid scarce information, reports reaching this news portal say among those detained are migrants who have been living here since 2004

German ministry wants to intercept migrants at sea, returned to Africa
Europe 06-11

German ministry says country’s interior ministry wants the European Union to adopt Australian-styled policy that would see refugees being intercepted at sea and returned to Africa to apply for asylum there

Court upholds Maltese birth for asylum seeker’s child born at sea
Court & Police 30-09

Child was born at sea before being transferred to Maltese rescue ship, but remained unregistered

We cannot afford another Frontex failure
Editorial 04-07

Described as ‘the worst shipwreck in years’ by the International Organisation for Migration, this latest catastrophe points towards a dramatic increase in the death toll associated with irregular migration across the central Mediterranean route in recent years.

EU Commission to review asylum claim system
World 06-04

EU Commission to unveil options for reforms to the asylum claim system • The Netherlands takes to the polls on free trade deal with Ukraine

Austria to set daily quotas on asylum claims
World 18-02

Officials say 80 asylum applications will be accepted each day, and a maximum of 3,200 people will be allowed to travel through Austria.

Malta's total refugee and irregular migrant arrivals in 2015: 105
World 22-12

Report published by International Organisation for Migration (IOM).says Europe saw one million arrivals to date, this year 

EU end-of-year summit focuses on migration crisis
Europe 17-12

The EU end-of-year-summit will focus on the migration crisis, the fight against terrorism and the British in/out referendum among others

Amnesty: EU risks complicity in Turkey violations as refugees are locked up and deported
World 16-12

Amnesty International publishes damning evidence that Turkish authorities have been unlawfully apprehending, detaining and pressuring refugees and asylum-seekers to return to warzones.

Nigerian's attempt to use forged passport foiled
Court & Police 14-12

Nigerian man admits to tampering with his passport in order to leave Malta

EC rebukes Malta over failure to fully transpose asylum policies
Europe 10-12

European Commission today urges Malta to fully transpose the Asylum Procedures Directive

3,600 people died seeking Europe’s protection: 'EU response unsatisfactory'
Europe 10-12

413,800 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the European Union during third quarter

Migration burden sharing negotiations underway: ‘less talk, more action’
Europe 02-12

Labour MEP Miriam Dalli says solidarity must be put in practice

Syrian, Nigerian and Ivorian men plead guilty to immigration offences
Court & Police 24-11

Three men were handed suspended sentences after pleading guilty to different immigration offences

Learning the hard way | Elizabeth Chyrum
Interview 18-11

Elizabeth Chyrum of Human Rights Concern Eritrea is sceptical about the monetary aid pledged for development in Africa in the wake of the Valletta Summit, while she also tells Teodor Reljic about the harrowing ordeal Eritrean refugees suffered after Malta agreed to deport them back to the beleaguered African state

Updated | EU scraps plans to deport migrants through new travel documents
Europe 12-11

Valletta Summit action plan reveals that EU proposal to grant travel documents to failed asylum seekers as a means of deporting them back to Africa has fallen through

Migration issue calls for leadership
Editorial 12-11

Unlike the issues that the EU is accustomed to discussing – such as trade agreements, directives on specific areas of industry, etc. – there has to date been no consensus on even the most basic aspects of the migration crisis.

Sweden implements border checks to control flow of asylum seekers
World 12-11

Swedish Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said the step had been decided to prevent newly arrived refugees from disappearing without getting registered

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