This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of stories making headlines in Europe’s de facto political capital.
The German chancellor is on the second leg of a three-country African tour which started in Mali and will finish in Ethiopia.
The world’s most trafficked mammal has gained special protection after more than a million were poached from the wild in the last decade.
The arrest comes after 33 illegal migrants were found in the back of a van near the border with Serbia. They had identity documents with them but no Schengen visas.
Italian police have arrested eight people on suspicion of migrant smuggling and falsifying documents.
More than 1.2 million people fled poverty and war in 2015 hoping to find a safe haven in Europe and many of the children who have made that journey are being exploited.
Insiders visited southeast Turkey, home to a large number of Syrian refugees who have fled their war-torn country, and found many children forced to work.
Sophie Claudet: “The UK government estimates between 10 and 13,000 people are trafficked into the country but unofficial sources say it could be up to 80,000.
Some campaigners estimate there could be up to 80,000 victims in Britain, stuck in slavery, in the shadows of society.
Anne Read, Director of Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Services for The Salvation Army, talks to insiders about a rise in trafficking victims in the UK and how Europe’s migrant crisis could
Phil Brewer, Head of the Metropolitan Police’s Trafficking and Kidnap Unit in London, talks to insiders about the lucrative criminal business of buying and selling people for…
The suspected head of a huge human trafficking ring between Africa and Europe has been extradited to Italy.
Criminals based in Turkey have picked up an unexpected windfall with the arrival in the country of hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and
Criminals based in Turkey have reaped huge profits from the human windfall of hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants that have flooded into the country. A lucrative business has spru
Aksaray Square in Istanbul has been called “smugglers square”. It is there that migrants gather almost every day at sundown in the hope of buying a
A Turkish court has jailed two Syrians over the drowning of toddler Aylan Kurdi and four others including his mother and brother. Each sentenced to
NATO ships are making their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crackdown on criminal networks smuggling refugees and migrants into
On the lookout for trouble, the French navy frigate Courbet is plying the Mediterranean with a crew of almost 200 on board, with a helicopter ready
Greek police have arrested 12 people and confiscated hundreds of fake identification documents after breaking an international migrant trafficking
People smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea faces a new challenge: a navy crackdown under international law, as the European Union’s naval operation
After arriving in Greece, then passing through the non-EU Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, refugees once more reaching European
This week’s edition of Business Line is focused on the story that dominated the headlines over these past few weeks: migrants. According to the
Ten suspected people traffickers have been arrested in Sicily. They are accused of cramming dozens of migrants into the airless hold of a boat where
Germany's Interior Minister says the EU could fund a large refugee camp in Turkey that would sort through migrants and decide who can seek asylum in Europe. He warns Germany will turn away asylum seek
A relentless flow of desperate migrants continued to cross into Hungary on Friday morning, crawling underneath a razor wire fence on the border with
Italian authorities arrest eight suspected human traffickers after 49 migrants were found dead on a boat in the Mediterranean.