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Authorities catch group trafficking Afghans to Europe

Posted on May 29, 2015 in
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Authorities catch group trafficking Afghans to Europe
Police have detained 24 people in the UK and Spain after busting a gang that made an estimated US$4.25m in half a year from trafficking Afghan migrants to Europe, announced the Spanish government. Authorities in Spain arrested 13 suspects and UK police detained 11 at London’s Heathrow Airport, said the Spanish police. They raided a...

Spanish association joins expat groups to fight property laws

Spanish association joins expat groups to fight property laws
A Spanish group has teamed up with two British lobbying associations to combat Spain’s property laws. AMA, an association consisting of Spanish homeowners in the town of Cantabria, has joined up with expat groups AUAN in Almeria and SOHA in the Axarquia in their fight to protect illegal properties being demolished after they were...

British expats reveal why Spain is number one choice

Posted on May 26, 2015 in
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British expats reveal why Spain is number one choice
More and more British expats are heading to Spain, with affordable prices and a weak euro among the key reasons for the recent upsurge. The most popular choice is the Costa Blanca because of its sunny climate, the number of flights home and the large population of expats already living there, according to data published by estate agency...

Graves filled with suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Graves filled with suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia
Malaysian authorities have revealed that they have unearthed a number of graves in abandoned camps along the border with Thailand, where Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims had been being held by human traffickers. Malaysia’s police chief Khalid Abu Bakar revealed that some of the graves contained multiple bodies, and said that one of the sites...

Malaga attracting foreign buyers once more

Posted on May 22, 2015 in
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Malaga attracting foreign buyers once more
The Spanish property market has received a welcome boost of late after it was disclosed that foreign buyers are once more looking towards Malaga. Some 4,397 properties were bought by non-residents in 2014, up 7.4 per cent on the year before and 22 per cent on 2012. RE/MAX Top, which runs offices in the southern resorts of Marbella and...

Spain joins EU migrant quota opposition

Posted on May 21, 2015 in
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Spain joins EU migrant quota opposition
Spain has rejected the EU’s proposal to set member states migrant quotas, following on from the UK and France’s similar moves. The Iberian country rejected the proposal to share the mounting migrant burden, insisting that it had already helped many refugees and could not accept compulsory quotas. The European Commission unveiled the...

More Brits die in Spain than any other country

Posted on May 20, 2015 in
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More Brits die in Spain than any other country
A higher number of UK citizens pass away in Spain than in any other country, revealed the latest data, although that is largely down to the sizeable number of Brits who emigrate to the Iberian country to enjoy their retirement. The recent statistics showed that more expatriate Brits died in the Mediterranean country than anywhere else but,...

Illegal immigrant talks to begin between Malaysia, Bangladesh and Myanmar

Illegal immigrant talks to begin between Malaysia, Bangladesh and Myanmar
Discussions in Malaysia to try and find solutions to the recent influx of illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are due to start soon after more than 1,000 migrants were recently arrested in Langkawi. Datuk Alwi Ibrahim, the Home Ministry (KDN) secretary-general, said that the ministry found evidence of people smuggling as many...

Migrant’s Gibraltar Straight bid foiled by Morocco

Posted on May 18, 2015 in
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Migrant’s Gibraltar Straight bid foiled by Morocco
Last Friday, authorities in Tangiers said that Morocco’s navy prevented a group of 40 migrants on makeshift boats from illegally crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on their way to Spain. MAP new agency said that according to officials in Tangiers, this group of illegal migrants were of sub-Saharan origin. They added that the migrants, who...

Large numbers of Hungarians looking to emigrate

Posted on May 13, 2015 in
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Large numbers of Hungarians looking to emigrate
According to a recent Tarki Poll, the amount of Hungarians who wish to emigrate reached a record number; doubling since 2014 with the most preferred European Union country of destination for a permanent move abroad being Germany. Last year, five per cent of Hungarians wanted to emigrate however this year it is now one in ten people. In...

Latvian border guards kept busy by illegal immigrants

Posted on May 12, 2015 in
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Latvian border guards kept busy by illegal immigrants
According to a report from LETA, some 64 illegal immigrants have been detained by the State Border Guard between the months of January 2015 to May 2015. Most of the immigrants originate from Vietnam. People are crossing into Latvia through locations far away from the official border stations, and of those 64 illegal immigrants recently...

Refugee crisis forcing people to emigrate

Posted on May 11, 2015 in
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Refugee crisis forcing people to emigrate
Last week, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil gave a warning that if the current influx of refugees coming to the country is not controlled properly, that many Lebanese would be pushed to emigrate from the country. Whilst he touring Rashaya district’s village, he said that Palestinians and Syrians should not be placing the Lebanese. Mr...

Suspected illegal immigrants found in truck

Posted on May 8, 2015 in
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Suspected illegal immigrants found in truck
British authorities launched a cross-country search after Essex Police received a “distressed” phone call form a man who said he was part of a group of migrants in the back of a truck in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Police in the southeastern county said the truck was reportedly on the A414 in North Weald, Essex, and had...

7,000 migrants detained in Libya

Posted on May 6, 2015 in
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7,000 migrants detained in Libya
As many as 7,000 migrants who have tried to flee across the Mediterranean to Europe are being held in detention centres in Libya, according to an official. The majority of those being held are Africans who have been caught either inside the North African country or as they tried to board boats heading to Europe, said Mohammed Abdelsalam...

Irish government expects more emigrants to return

Posted on May 5, 2015 in
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Irish government expects more emigrants to return
More Irish citizens will be returning to the Emerald Isle by 2017 than the number that will be emigrating, according to the government. Minister of Finance Michael Noonan said during the spring economic debate that “net outward migration” would come to an end next year and “inward migration” would return by 2017. Noonan...

Thai authorities discover illegal Burmese migrants in truck

Posted on April 29, 2015 in
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Thai authorities discover illegal Burmese migrants in truck
Police in Thailand found 26 illegal Burmese migrants packed inside a truck in the Muang district of Kanchanaburi on Wednesday morning. The Isuzu MU-7 transporting the migrants was flagged down at around 5:00am after receiving a tip-off of the plan to smuggle the illegals into the country, explained police investigation chief Pitak...

UN says 800,000 Syrians will emigrate this year

Posted on April 28, 2015 in
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UN says 800,000 Syrians will emigrate this year
Some 804,000 Syrians will flee the war-torn nation over the course of 2015, according to the latest estimates from the UN. A large proportion of that number will cross the border into neighbouring Turkey, which is expected to be hosting approximately 2.5 million refuges before the beginning of next year, revealed UN Development Program...

Spain down to third most popular emigration destination among brits

Spain down to third most popular emigration destination among brits
Spain is no longer the most popular destination among emigrating Brits, with both Australia and the US leapfrogging the Iberian country in the latest statistics on UK citizens relocating. The Mediterranean nation has long since been the most common place for Brits to emigrate to, with its climate being a major pull factor. Also a key...

Cat opts to emigrate from Spain

Posted on April 26, 2015 in
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Cat opts to emigrate from Spain
A stowaway cat has arrived in the US after boarding a vessel in the Spanish port town of Algeciras. The ginger moggie, Frederica, managed to get on board Houston-bound boat on 13 March undetected. Furthermore, she gave birth to four kittens during the journey. A crew member told his bosses that he had spotted the feline two days after...

Employment report shows more Irish emigrants seeking to return for work

Employment report shows more Irish emigrants seeking to return for work
Irish employers have revealed that there has been a recent increase in the number of job applicants looking to return to their homeland from overseas. Between January and March, CPL’s Employment Market Monitor learnt that the UK, Canada and Australia are the three countries from which Irish citizens are looking to return from, while 63...