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More than 4000 migrants storm Europe in just 2 days

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Many boats have left North Africa and have been heading to the Italian island of Lampedusa – such as these migrants who arrived earlier this year in February. More than 4,000 migrants have arrived on Europe’s shores by boat in the past two days, with the Italian government calling the crisis ‘increasingly glaring’. The emergency comes days after... 

Sweden Immigration Critics Get Home Visits From Thought Police

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Sweden was once wealthy, beautiful, and modern. But all that has changed. It has become as totalitarian as Saudi Arabia or Iran. Their immigration policies have overwhelmed the culture and the treasury of the Swedes. One U.N. report says that Sweden will soon be a third-world nation. The worse it gets, the more restrictions there are on freedom and speech.... 

Russia to ease visa regime for foreigners

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Today the number of outgoing tourists from Russia is much higher than the number of incoming ones. Citizens of other countries are unenthusiastic about the idea of ​​vacationing in Russia. This is caused not only by long distances, but also the difficulties in obtaining a Russian visa. The Russian government is planning to soften the harsh rules for issuing... 

Kuwait pushing for entry in EU borderless Schengen Agreement

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Senior officials from Kuwait’s foreign and interior ministries have ended a twoday visit to Brussels after discussions and meetings with EU officials that focused on lifting of Schengen visa for Kuwaiti citizens. Ambassador Walid Alkhobaizi, director of Europe department at Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) and Kuwait TV that they... 

Switzerland rejects Croatia free movement deal after immigration referendum

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Switzerland has refused to sign a protracted deal with Croatia, initially agreed over a year ago, which would have given Croatians unrestricted access to the Swiss employment market. The Swiss say it’s not viable “in its current form”. Simultaneously, the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has called on Switzerland’s government to quickly limit immigration... 

EU takes revenge on Switzerland after approving immigration referendum

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Brussels has frozen research grants for Swiss universities worth hundreds of millions of euros in retaliation after Switzerland voted to cap the number of immigrants entering the country in a nationwide referendum. The retaliatory move by the EU comes just one day after Switzerland refused to sign a ‘freedom of movement’ agreement with Croatia, which would... 

More Americans Renouncing their Citizenship: 221% Increase In One Year

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The number of Americans that renounced their citizenship was 221 percent higher in 2013 than it was in 2012. That is a staggering figure, and it is symptomatic of a larger trend. In recent years, a lot of really good people with very deep roots in this country have made the difficult decision to say goodbye to the United States permanently. A few actually go... 

Swiss people vote for limiting EU immigration

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Swiss people have voted in favor of limiting the immigration of European job seekers, prompting the European Commission to announce reassessment of relations with Switzerland. Sunday’s poll results showed that Swiss voters narrowly backed the nationalists’ call for curbing EU immigration. Voters endorsed proposals to reintroduce immigration quotas... 

Australia confirms turning immigrant boats back

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Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison Australian authorities have confirmed for the first time that they are turning boats carrying asylum-seekers back to Indonesia as part of Canberra’s military-led Operation Sovereign Borders crackdown on people-smuggling. “What I have confirmed today is… that any vessel that seeks to illegally enter Australian... 

Australia threatens to deport Anti-Social illegal immigrants

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been lauded for defending his country, after drafting a code of behaviour for the hoards of asylum seekers that threatens to deport them for ‘irritating people, disturbing someone or spitting or swearing in public’. Australia’s tough stance over asylum seekers from Indonesia has soured relations between the two... 

Hundreds of immigrants rescued by Italy Navy

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The Italian Navy has rescued nearly 440 illegal immigrants, over the past two days in the south of Sicily. On January 12, a boat carrying about 200 men, women, and children was identified and rescued, while a boat carrying another 236 passengers was rescued the day before. A statement by the Navy said the passengers of both boats, mostly from Africa, were taken... 

Anti-immigrant sentiments rise in UK

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Anti-immigrant sentiments are on the rise in Britain with more than three-quarters of the people saying that the number of new immigrant arrivals in the country should be limited, a new survey has found. A survey by the British Social Attitudes showed that almost 77 percent of Britons supported a reduction in the number of the immigrants to their country. Out... 

Bulgaria ex-FM slams UK immigration ‘mass hysteria’

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Bulgaria’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov Bulgaria’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov has censured the current “mass hysteria” concerning the immigration debate in the UK. Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Friday, Mladenov said the warnings issued by some British media outlets about an influx... 

Romanian Ambassador mocks British lawmakers and newspapers

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Romania’s Ambassador to the UK Ion Jinga Romanian Ambassador to the UK Ion Jinga has mocked British newspapers and lawmakers waiting for an influx of Romanian immigrants to arrive in the country after transitional controls were lifted. Jinga said the MPs and reporters waiting for the arrival of Romanian immigrants at the London Luton Airport on January... 

More Spaniards migrating amid soaring joblessness

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Spaniards wait in line at a government employment office in the Madrid suburb of Santa Eugenia. Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) says the country’s population is shrinking at an accelerating pace amid soaring unemployment. The INE said on Tuesday that nearly 260,000 people moved from the crisis-hit country in the first half of 2013, while only... 
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