Europe Archive

Dozens of irregular migrants stranded in Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is the most preferred route by migrants from Africa, mostly from Libya, who are trying to cross Europe through Italy and Malta. Dozens of irregular migrants have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta’s search and rescue zone for over 30

UK, US accuse Russia of testing space weapon

This is the first time the UK has accused Russia of test-firing weapons in space and comes on the heels of the publication of a UK report saying it had badly underestimated the threat posed by Russia. The US and Britain have accused Russia

Italian FM, NATO chief discuss development in Eastern Med

Italy’s foreign minister, NATO secretary-general discuss recent developments in the region. Italy’s foreign minister on Thursday spoke over the phone with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. NATO SEA GUARDIAN MISSION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Regarding Eastern Mediterranean, according to

OPEC warns second virus wave may prolong oil inventory

Internal research by OPEC suggests those targets could be at risk if a second wave of the virus forces new lockdowns around the world. OPEC fears its record oil cuts will fail to rebalance the market and solve the worst glut in history if

Turkish Navy rescue African refugees pushed back by Greece

Turkish guards rescue African refugees pushed back by Greece Turkey has been a key transit point for asylum seekers aiming to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution. Turkey on Thursday rescued 27 asylum seekers, including women and

German-flagged vessel seized by Italy over safety rules

Sea-Watch 3, managed by German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch, had moored in the southern Italian port of Porto Empedocle. Italian authorities have seized a boat operated by a German NGO that last month rescued more than 200 people stranded at sea, because it did not

Merkel calls EU to take coherent strategy towards Turkey

Turkey has argued that EU failed to uphold its commitments under the 2016 pact, while Turkey has kept its pledges, sharply reducing irregular migration to the EU in the process. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of “strategic ties” with Turkey, also vowing

EU counts US out for safe travel list

Russia and Brazil, along with the United States, are among countries that do not make the initial safe list due to the high coronavirus numbers. The United States is not on a “safe list” of destinations for non-essential travel due to be unveiled by European Union