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Authorities catch group trafficking Afghans to Europe

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...

Malaga attracting foreign buyers once more

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

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...

Migrant?s Gibraltar Straight bid foiled by Morocco

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

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...

7,000 migrants detained in Libya

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...

Northern Europe luring young South Koreans

Northern Europe luring young South Koreans
A rising number of South Koreans are emigrating to Northern Europe rather than following in the footsteps of previous generations and moving to the US. In years gone by, the US, along with Australia, New Zealand, Western Europe, Japan and China were the preferred choices of destination among emigrating Koreans, while the majority of those...

More than 300,000 Poles to move to UK

More than 300,000 Poles to move to UK
A survey carried out in Poland has learnt that 1.2 million people from the Eastern European country want to emigrate in the next year, with Germany and the UK being the first and second most popular choice of destination respectively. Poland’s Employment Service, which carried out the survey, described the number of Poles planning to...

Thousands of migrants rescued off North Africa

Thousands of migrants rescued off North Africa
Around 5,600 boat migrants have been rescued off the North Coast of African in the past three days as people continue their desperate mission to flee the troubled countries in the region. At least nine people were killed when an overcrowded vessel capsized off Libya’s coast on Monday and a further 144 were rescued by the Italian...

Three-fold increase in illegal migrants arriving in Greece

Three-fold increase in illegal migrants arriving in Greece
On Thursday, the Greek coast guard announced that during the first three months of 2015, the amount of illegal migrants arriving by sea in Greece has tripled. Some 2,863 migrants arrived during the same period last year compared to the 10,445 which has arrived this year. Islands near Turkey in eastern Greece are the main embarkment...