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A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens: the highest number of asylum claims came from Syria, Pakistan, Albania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

There will be “virtually no impact” from additional refugees on the workforce population in Ireland by December 2020, the latest International Migrati(...)

Migrants board a night bus at Sarajevo station,  on their way to the Bosnian town of Bihac on June 7th, 2018. Photograph:  Elvis  Barukcic/AFP/Getty

The Red Cross says thousands of people now trying to cross the Balkans to the European Union are in “desperate need” of more assistance, amid growing (...)

The civil guard presence at Bilbao ferry terminal has been increased to control stowaway attempts. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

As he sips a coffee in the Portugalete district of Bilbao, Arben, a young Albanian man, explains that the English word “ferry” is almost exactly the s(...)

A demonstartion for the unrestricted right to work for asylum seekers outside the Dáil earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The housing crisis and the move to a new application system are lengthening the time it is taking asylum seekers to move through the system, a report (...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov welcomes president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani during the European People’s Party summit in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 16th, 2018. Photograph: Borislav Troshev

Don’t mention the “E” word. We are gathering once again in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, to do justice to its EU presidency priority, celebrating and(...)

Migrants gather in a park across from City Hall in Sarajevo on May 3rd. In an election year, the issue is becoming a source of political tension in the country.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

A United Nations agency is urging EU and Balkan states to help Bosnia manage thousands of migrants who are already in the country and hundreds more w(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy performing ‘Together’ with two male dancers. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest act was one of two songs that were censored the Chinese television broadcaster Mango during Tuesday night’s Eurovisi(...)

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Biopharmaceutical firm Amryt has signed a deal with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals to expand its exclusive licence agreement for Lojuxta (lomitapide). The(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras:  when he visited Kastelorizo, a tiny Greek island to which Turkey is laying claim, his helicopter was buzzed by Turkish warplanes. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis

In Dead Lagoon, set in Venice, Belfast-born novelist Michael Dibdin has a character who declares “The new Europe will be full of frontiers, both physi(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk (left) on an official visit to Bosnian capital Sarajevo last Thursday shaking hands with members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency: Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic and Mladen Ivanic. Photograph:   Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnia and international organisations are calling for urgent action to manage a surge in the number of migrants arriving in the country, which people(...)

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