Premeditated legal charges, smears and accusations may have forced Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS MEDITERRANEE to cease their search and rescue operations, but they will not stop NGOs trying to save lives in the Mediterranean.
With the emergence of the new Western Balkans Route and continued illegal migration, how is Europe responding to the refugee crisis? Insiders’ host Sophie Claudet speaks to Gerald Knaus ‐ the founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI) think tank.
Even if we are true believers in the power of technology, in the benefits of creative destruction, we should not kid ourselves: the fourth industrial revolution, if left untamed, could increase inequality, weaken the social fiber of our society, and put under threat the core of democracy and peace.
Demonstrations have taken place outside a Brussels courthouse as a trial opened over hosting migrants, their message solidarity is not a crime. Twelve people are charged with human trafficking and criminal organisation for sheltering undocumented migrants in Belgium.
Croatia is the entry point for these migrants hoping to find a better life inside of the EU. The country is hoping to fulfil technical criteria to be allowed to join the border-free Schengen travel area by the end of the year. If successful they will join the Schengen zone the year after.
For two years the Bosnian town of Velika Kladuša has been a bottleneck for migrants - trying to get into the EU. It’s an area where locals throughout history have themselves left for a better life elsewhere. One Bosnian war veteran has turned his café into a makeshift soup kitchen for those in need.