The arms industry’s reach is growing unabated as wealthy nations militarise their borders in the face of the growing refugee 'crises'.
The account of an Afghan employee of the EU border agency, who resides in Italy, has prompted an investigation by the Greek Ombudsman.
After last week’s tragedy in the English Channel, the EU border agency will be deployed to sight boats that attempt crossings, marking the first time it could be used to stop migration from the EU, rather than into the bloc.
The plan came in the wake of an accident in the English Channel that left dozens of migrants and refugees, including children, dead.
Migrant border crossings have seen a 15-fold increase through Europe's eastern frontier in the first 10 months of this year, EU border agency Frontex says.
The European Union and NATO accuse Belarus of encouraging migrants from the Middle East and Africa to cross into EU countries via Belarus as a form of "hybrid warfare" in revenge for sanctions on Minsk.
Afghans have undergone decades of war forcing millions to flee the country. Despite the volatile situation in Afghanistan, the European Union regularly deports refugees back ‘home’ or to third countries.
The alarmingly high number of deaths and disappearances on sea routes has renewed accusations that European countries are failing to help migrant and refugee boats in trouble.
Video shows distressed migrant boat in Greek waters being pushed back by EU's border agency and Greek coast guard, followed by Turkish rescue of asylum seekers.
Violent and often sadistic pushbacks from Italy, Slovenia and Croatia are a damning indictment of Europe's broken migrant policy.
The European Union agency deployed at the Greek border is failing to hold itself accountable for abuses, NGOs say.
Border pushbacks that deny migrants their right to apply for asylum and collective expulsions are illegal under international refugee treaties, which allow people fearing for their safety to seek protection.
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