• Violence against migrants has risen -- as has anti-immigration rhetoric -- after reports of a mass sexual assault on New Year's Eve in Cologne, and refugees fear that even worse times are ahead.Europe,Angela Merkel,Germany,Islam,migrants,Rape,Sexual assault,Erin Wright

  • Migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty

    As the E.U. falls short in resettlement targets, the G.C.C. is playing no role-- but it should.Africa,Europe,Middle East,Greece,Gulf Cooperation Council,Illegal immigration,Italy,refugees,Saudi Arabia,Syria,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 21, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
  • Finland’s Niinisto (L) shakes hands with Russia’s Putin (R), June 16, 2015. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

    A row had erupted after Finland refused entry to Russian politicians for an OSCE conference.Europe,Finland,NATO,Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe,Russia,sanctions,Sauli Niinistö,Ukraine,Valdimir Putin,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 15, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT
  • Bulgarian military personal on the Bulgarian border with Turkey, July 17, 2014. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

    The country's top officials are targeting a one-third reduction of the informal sector.Europe,Boyko Borisov,Bulgaria,Smuggling,Turkey,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jun 22, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT
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    Hungary’s announced strategy to build a 13-foot-high wall along the 110-mile border with Serbia in order to keep would-be migrants out has left some observers shaking their heads in disapproval.Europe,European Union,Hungary,Immigration,Serbia,Western Europe,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Jun 18, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT