European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel at the latest leaders’ summit.
Another EU leaders' meeting, another humdrum announcement afterwards.
EPA/ Yannis Kolesidis
After a decade of crisis in the healthcare system, it has been a surprise to see such a low death rate during the pandemic.
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.
Residents of the village of Thermi on Lesvos prevent the disembarkation of a boat of refugees and migrants in early March.
Five years ago, communities in Italy and Greece volunteered to help migrants and refugees. Now that solidarity has disappeared. Why?
Greek police clash with migrants at the border with Turkey in Kastanies.
The Aegean has long been a place of overlapping migration. Now it is facing a new crisis.
Jewish youth on a sailboat in Salonika harbor, 1929,
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Gabriel Albocher
Vital Hasson was born into the Jewish community of Salonica, Greece, a cultural capital of the Sephardic world. After World War II, he was executed for helping the Nazis destroy that community.
SOS Mediterranee team members from the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking approach a boat in distress with 30 people on board in the waters off Libya on Nov. 20, 2019.
(Hannah Wallace Bowman/MSF via AP)
The EU's proposals for relocating migrants is inefficient in measuring whether member states actually have the economic capacity to welcome asylum-seekers.
Xi Jingping with Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos in Athens.
Where else were all those hard-headed refusals to make things easier for the eurozone strugglers going to lead?
Syrian refugee men work as day laborers at a textile workshop in Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2019.
Almost 4 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, which has taken noteworthy steps to integrate them into the country in the past five years. Will Turkey now try to force those refugees back to Syria?
Mass mobilization of citizens and organizations around Brussels-North railway station.
The 2015 reception crisis had a profound impact on civil society in Europe. A significant set of attitudes and practices emerged that give a sense of what political participation means today.
Migrant workers picking strawberries in Greece live in unhealthy and highly flammable shacks.
Greece is the 10th largest exporter of strawberries in the world, but evidence shows that success is due to captive migrant farm labour who work in precarious, unsafe and unhealthy conditions.
On Samos, new arrivals set up camp where they can.
The new Greek government is putting in place new measures to stop the flow of refugees crossing the Aegan Sea.
A rig off the coast of Cyprus explores the region’s gas potential.
Russia's influential position as Europe's main supplier of natural gas is under threat from new discoveries.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes office as Greek prime minister.
The road ahead remains rocky for Greece's newly elected prime minister.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s new prime minister, hugs his daughter after his election victory.
Ten years after the onset of Greece's biggest crisis since World War II, radical populism is running out of steam.
Boris Johnson has threatened to withhold Britain’s Brexit bill if he’s the country’s next prime minister.
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It's hard to say if, legally, not paying the Brexit bill will classify as a sovereign default. But credit agencies will take serious notice.
The doner kebab, a typical “German” meal?
Jason M Ramos
While thought of as an unpretentious fast-food dish, the doner kebab is a symbol of the social, political and identity issues facing European society today.
Financial support for refugees is underpinned by conditions that can exclude those who want to live as independently as possible.
Two small figures guard the table holding the Buddha’s relics. Are they spearmen, or robots?
Stories passed down from the ancient world tell of self-powered machines able to move on their own – robots – playing key roles in historic moments.
The ‘jungle’ camp on Samos.
A refugee reception centre on the Aegan island of Samos is overwhelmed, leaving people in desperate conditions.