Emmanuel Macron Meets Pope Francois for the First Time in the Vatican

On Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron goes to the Vatican for the first time to meet Pope Francois. He will discuss the issue of migrants and secularism. French President Emmanuel Macron meets Pope Francis for the first time on Tuesday . This purely Vatican visit excludes any interview with the Italian populist government at loggerheads with Paris. However , the issue of migrants, flagship of …

For the First Time Since 2015, the Number of Asylum Applications Granted by EU Countries Dropped Sharply

IMMIGRATION: In 2017, 440,000 migrants received international protection in European countries, a decrease of 36% compared to 2016 according to the OECD annual report … In 2017, about 258 million people in the world lived outside their country of birth according to the OECD report published on Wednesday. Five million new migrants settled legally in OECD …

Macron and Merkel Want to Send Migrants Back to EU Countries of Entry

France and Germany have joined forces on the sensitive issue of immigration in Europe. They have recorded the referral the principle of returning migrants to the countries of entry The French President and German Chancellor announced Tuesday to work on an agreement between several countries in the Schengen area to refoulement any asylum seeker to the state …

Mediterranean: About Sixty Drowned Migrants

Nearly sixty migrants have died since Saturday evening in the Mediterranean off Tunisia and Turkey trying to reach Europe. Nearly sixty migrants have died since Saturday evening in the Mediterranean off Tunisia and Turkey trying to reach Europe, when the new Italian Minister of the Interior hammered in Sicily his anti – immigration speech. Forty-eight bodies were rescued …

Calais: Signs of Recovery for Tourism and Economic Activity

ECONOMY: A shudder that remains fragile due to the return of migratory pressure … In the tourism sector and economic activity are showing signs of recovery in Calais, an improvement that could be tarnished however by the return of migratory pressure observed recently. Since the break in October of the “Jungle”, business is gradually distributed to the trade …

Rouen: A Camp of Fifty Migrants Evacuated

Fearing the installation of a migrant camp in Rouen, the prefecture has arrested fifty people yesterday morning. Some will be relocated, others deported. All that was left of the Camp, yesterday morning a few bags, and neighbors who are struggling to understand.  “The migrants arrived Friday night”, said a resident of the nearest block of apartments.  “They were …