Migrants seek new routes into Balkans after formal borders sealed

As dusk fell on Saturday evening, a Reuters witness saw a group of up to 70 people crossing into Macedonia from Greece, at a point where there is no razor wire fence between the two countries.

Over 400 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

Over 400 migrants were believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean on Monday after four boats capsized and another began to sink, according to reports.

Italy insists `no invasion` after spike in migrant arrivals

Italy insisted Friday it was not facing an "invasion" after a spike in migrant boat crossings from Libya exacerbated fears the country is on the verge of becoming the main entry point for people trying to reach Europe.

Five migrants drown off Greek island of Samos after boat capsizes

Five migrants - four women and one child - drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos close to Turkey`s coast, Greek coast guard officials said on Saturday.

Greece expels second wave of migrants to Turkey under EU deal

Greece deported a second batch of more than 200 migrants to Turkey on Friday under a controversial EU deal to stem mass migration as Germany announced a sharp drop in asylum claims.

'We love you' but you've got to go: Greece tells migrants

Greece plans to tell thousands of migrants that it "loves" them to persuade them to willingly evacuate a huge makeshift camp at the port of Piraeus ahead of the busy tourism season, officials said on Friday.

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

Migrants sent back from Greece arrive in Turkey under EU deal

The first migrants deported from Greek islands under a disputed EU-Turkey deal were shipped back to Turkey on Monday in a drive to shut down the main route used by more than a million people fleeing war and poverty to reach Europe in the last year.

Greece sends first migrants back to Turkey under EU deal

Greece sent a first wave of migrants back to Turkey on Monday under an EU deal that has faced heavy criticism from rights groups.

500 migrants to return from Greece to Turkey on Monday: EU source

A first batch of 500 migrants are set to return from Greece to Turkey on Monday under the terms of an EU deal reached this month, a European Commission source said Thursday.

US pledges another $20 million for refugee aid in Europe

The United States will provide an additional $20 million (18 million euros) in aid for refugees in Europe, a senior US official said Monday.

Pope Francis slams `rejection` of migrants, refugees in Easter message

Pope Francis on Sunday spoke out against the "rejection" of migrants and refugees during his Easter message as Europe struggles with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Greece starts emptying border camp as new arrivals slow

Greece said Saturday it has begun emptying the main migrant camp on its border with Macedonia, as the huge tide of refugees flooding into the country slows to a trickle following the EU-Turkey deal.

Pope Francis slams Europe`s `anaesthetised conscience` over migrants in Easter tirade

Pope Francis decried what he called Europe`s "indifferent and anaesthetised conscience" over migrants, during Good Friday prayers in Rome during which he also slammed paedophile priests, arms dealers, fundamentalists and religious persecutors.

Poland PM refuses to take in migrants after Brussels attacks

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Wednesday said Warsaw would not take in its share of migrants under an EU plan because of the jihadist attacks that killed 31 people in Brussels.

Migrants still arriving as EU-Turkey deal enters force

Migrants still arriving as EU-Turkey deal enters force

Greek authorities said 875 migrants landed on the islands overnight, with some 15 boats, each carrying dozens of migrants, arriving on Lesbos alone on Sunday.

Asylum guarantees must prevail under EU-Turkey deal: UNHCR

Greece`s capacity to receive people and assess asylum claims must be strengthened for the deal between the EU and Turkey to work while Turkey must give a fair and timely review to those needing protection, the United Nations said on Friday. 

Bulgaria reinforces border to tackle migrant problem

Bulgaria on Friday deployed extra police and troops on its border with Macedonia in a joint exercise aimed at tackling a migrant influx, the defence ministry announced.

EU leaders cautious on Turkey migrant deal

European Union leaders warned hard work was needed at a summit on Thursday to seal a deal with Turkey to curb the migration crisis, despite signs that key hold-out Cyprus is ready to compromise.

Australia hails 600 days of no asylum-seeker boat arrivals

Australia Thursday hailed its controversial regime of turning back asylum-seeker boats as a success after 600 days with no vessels arriving, and almost 700 people being repelled since the policy was launched.

Migrant arrivals in Greece top one million since January 2015

More than one million migrants and refugees have entered Greece since January last year, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday.