Dimitris Avramopoulos - updates

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Italy insists 'no invasion' after spike in migrant arrivals

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:05 AM

But Italian officials are wary of the possibility of neighboring EU countries closing their borders as France did temporarily last year and Austria is threatening to do now

'NO INVASION'. Border signs of Austria and Italy (R) during a demonstration against the Austrian government's planned reintroduction of border controls at the Brennerpass, Austria, April 3, 2016. File photo by Jan Hetfleisch/EPA

EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

Mar 05, 2016 - 11:15 AM

New official figures show that a record 1 2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before

CONSENSUS? Migrants and refugees from Pakistan who arrived at the Greek island of Lesvos, wait at the port of Mytilini, Lesvos island, March 2, 2016. File photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA

EU, Internet giants join forces to fight online extremism

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:51 AM

The move comes amid growing alarm in Europe over the use of social media as a powerful recruiting tool especially by the Islamic State ISIS group