BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has abolished vise-free travel with Iran apparently in response to European Union pressure after the system was abused by migrants trying to reach the bloc. More than 15,000 Iranians have visited Serbia since visas were abolished last August. Many have moved on toward Western Europe rather than return home. Local media … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Serbia abolishes visa-free travel with Iran over EU pressure
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian police say an officer has fired warning shots to stave off an attack by migrants in a northwestern town. A statement on Tuesday said the incident happened in a migrant camp in the town of Bihac, near the border with Croatia. Police say they were called to the scene on Monday … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Police in Bosnia fire warning shots to stave off migrants
WARSAW, Poland — The leader of Poland’s conservative ruling party, whose policies have led to clashes with European Union leaders, said Sunday he wants the country to remain in the EU so it can become like western European nations “in every respect.” Jaroslaw Kaczynski‘s declaration opened the Law and Justice party’s campaigning for Oct.21 local … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Ruling party leader wants Poland to be like western Europe
ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian police have denied reports that the European Union nation’s border guards have been using violence against migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Bosnia. Police told The Associated Press on Monday that they “have not recorded” such incidents along Croatia’s border with Bosnia and other neighbors. The response comes after the Red … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatian police deny using violence against migrants
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian border police on Monday stopped about 100 migrants from reaching the border with European Union member Croatia amid a rise in the influx of people heading through the Balkans toward Western Europe. Police blocked the migrants near the Maljevac border crossing in northwestern Bosnia, which was briefly closed down. The … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnian police block 100 migrants from reaching Croatia
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnia must do more to help migrants, a European human rights official said Tuesday as the war-scarred country struggles to cope with a growing influx of people trying to reach Western Europe through the Balkans. Dunja Mijatovic, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, expressed concern in a letter to Bosnian … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Rights official urges Bosnia to do more for migrants
BUDAPEST, Hungary /March 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Hungary’s prime minister has painted an apocalyptic view of Western Europe, saying it is under a migrant invasion which will soon make a minority of native Europeans. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, speaking Thursday at a massive rally three weeks ahead of Hungary’s parliamentary election, said Western Europe has surrendered … Continue reading Hungary’s Orban: Western Europe is under migrant invasion
ROME/March 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Italy‘s voters have spoken, and the populists ruled the day. But whether these euroskeptics can put aside their distrust and rivalries to rule together was the big question Monday as the nation embarked on a new era following a quarter-century of largely predictable coalition-formula politics. More than half the ballots … Continue reading Italy’s populist parties rule the day, but will they rule?