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UK: 100 illegal attempts a day to enter country

UK: 100 illegal attempts a day to enter country
Migrants made an estimated 100 attempts per day to enter Britain illegally during the summer months, according to official figures. From April to July this year, 11,920 migrants were stopped by British and French authorities as they tried to enter the country illegally. The latest figures represent a huge jump from the 11,731 who tried to...

Emigration of Spaniards on the rise

Emigration of Spaniards on the rise
The number of Spaniards quitting the country rocketed by 15.5 per cent in the first six months of 2014 in comparison to the last six months of 2013, reaching its highest level since the start of 2011. Some 42,685 Spaniards headed to pastures new between January and June, 27,026 of whom were born in Spain, according to data from the Iberian...

EU president issues migration warning to UK

EU president issues migration warning to UK
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told British Prime Minister David Cameron that it would be wrong to portray Eastern Europeans as criminals as most of them “earn their wages”. The UK has recently introduced more stringent immigration laws, and Cameron has stated that Europeans on low pay in Britain should not have...

Malta prepared for arrival of more migrants

Malta prepared for arrival of more migrants
Malta must prepare itself for the arrival of a greater number of asylum seekers and migrants crossing the Mediterranean because Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation has been brought to an end, said a UN human rights expert. Mare Nostrum was Italy’s initiative to prevent migrants dying at sea, but the fact the country has discontinued it...

UNHCR: 3,419 migrants died in Mediterranean this year

UNHCR: 3,419 migrants died in Mediterranean this year
At least 3,419 migrants have been killed trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since January, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC). The agency also revealed that people worldwide risked their lives through sea travel in record numbers this year, with at least 348,000 taking to waters, often in rickety...

Fewer Armenians emigrating to Russia

Fewer Armenians emigrating to Russia
Russian restrictions have led to the number of Armenians emigrating to Russia declining in comparison with recent years, with around 200,000 Armenians seeing their applications to enter the Russian Federation rejected last year, according to demographer Ruben Yeganyan. The demographer explained, however, that the figures were just expert...

Number of Portuguese nurses emigrating to UK soaring

Number of Portuguese nurses emigrating to UK soaring
The number of nurses emigrating from Portugal to the UK increased by a huge 500 per cent between 2010 and 2013, according to researcher Claudia Pereira. In 2010, the UK’s main nursing organisation received 250 nurses from Portugal, but that number shot up to 1,211 in 2013. Pereira explained that nursing is the only profession in which...

Emigration leading to fall in Spain?s unemployment

Emigration leading to fall in Spain?s unemployment
The number of unemployed people in Spain dropped in November, with analysts saying that emigration was a key factor. There was a year-on-year fall of 6.2 per cent, the largest annual drop recorded in November since 1998. In further positive news for the Iberian country, the Labour Ministry data confirmed it was the first month of falling...

Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote

Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote
For the last several months, the topic of heated conversation in every expat Scottish community worldwide has focused on the national independence referendum. The historic referendum had been slated to end over 300 years of English rule over the northernmost region of Britain, but finally resulted in a larger than expected majority voting...

Is Ireland too late to stop its soaring emigration levels

Is Ireland too late to stop its soaring emigration levels
As the emigration level in Ireland continues to soar unchecked, the country’s Union of Students is warning that 'too little, too late' isn’t working. Irish emigration figures for this year to April have increased by a huge 45 per cent over the same period last year.Those leaving are those the country needs the most to drive its...