Some of the 629 migrants boarding rescue vessel Aqarius in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Kenny Karpov/Handout/EPA

The European Commission plans to almost triple spending in the next seven-year budget on asylum, migration and EU border controls, from €13 billion to(...)

Donald Tusk: he has attempted to synopsise real differences among leaders so that debates can focus on how to bridge such differences. Photograph: Getty Images

Much of the agenda of European Council meetings is “precooked”. Ministers and their sherpas prepare the ground for leaders who assemble to sign off on(...)

U.S. Justice Department image shows a web screen after it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, the site accused of allowing hundreds of thousands of people to buy and sell drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods

A global cyber crime investigation led by US and European officials has shut down Alphabay and Hansa Market, illegal marketplaces on the so-called dar(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a press conference in Prague. Photograph: Christian Bruna

The European Commission has urged the Czech Republic to drop its refusal to accept refugees under an EU relocation programme, as the bloc prepares to (...)

An Afghan mother  with her baby daughter in Malakassa refugee camp, Greece,  where about 700 refugees await their fate. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Three countries – Hungary, Poland and Austria – have not taken in a single asylum seeker under an EU relocation scheme agreed at the height of the re(...)

An airport  trade association, said a laptop cabin ban could affect 3,684 flights weekly to the US from 59 European airports.

The US is considering expanding the ban on laptops in airline cabins on flights not only from Europe but from other regions despite objections. US an(...)

The Trump administration is likely to extend the laptop ban. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passen(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban greeting  Poland’s Beata Szydlo at the Central Eastern European Innovators Summit in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Human rights defenders have urged the European Union to hold Hungary to account for its hard-line migration policy, as it began detaining most asylum(...)

African refugees and migrants wait aboard a rubber boat  off the Libyan coast. Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

European countries have taken in less than 10 per cent of the 160,000 asylum seekers they pledged to admit under a relocation scheme agreed at the hei(...)

Migrants, who were part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean sea, after arriving on a rescue boat at a port in Malaga, southern Spain. Photograph: Reuters

European countries have accepted less than 10 per cent of the 160,000 refugees they promised to move to safety from unsanitary and cramped camps in It(...)

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