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[373][374] Similar laws already existed in Switzerland (limit 1,000 Swiss francs (roughly €913)),[373] the Netherlands (limit €5,895)[375][376] and some federal states of Germany (limit varies, €750 in Bavaria and €350 in Baden-Württemberg). Most of the migrants had come from Syria, Eritrea, and various countries in West Africa. On the same day parts of the E45 motorway was closed to vehicles to avoid accidents as hundreds of migrants were walking along it in southern Jutland towards Sweden;[384] it was reopened a few hours later. [218], On 22 September 2015, European Union interior ministers meeting in the Justice and Home Affairs Council approved a plan to relocate 120,000 asylum seekers over two years from the frontline states Italy, Greece and Hungary to all other EU countries (except Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom which have opted out). [248], There can be instances of exploitation at the hands of enforcement officials, citizens of the host country, instances of human rights violations, child labor, mental and physical trauma/torture, violence-related trauma, and sexual exploitation, especially of children, have been documented. [233] The European commission had consequentially launched sanctions against the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary. Why do you have to go from Turkey to Europe? [292], In 2015, members of the far-right, anti-immigration group Britain First organised protest marches. [262] Europe received a record number of asylum applications from unaccompanied child refugees in 2015 as they became separated from their families in war, or their family could not afford to send more than one member abroad. [577] The migration pattern also changed with the majority of those arriving by ferry from Germany to Trelleborg instead of by train to Hyllie station,[576] which bypassed the border control between Denmark and Germany. [517] In June 2016, over 10,000 migrants were rescued in four days. [382] In the five weeks following 6 September alone, approximately 28,800 migrants passed the Danish borders. Compared to 2015, this number dropped by 31 percent in 2016 and 70 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Most asylum seekers were Afghan, followed by Syrians and Iraqis. "[307] Public discourse [across Western Europe] concentrated on Muslims and Islam with a wide spectrum claim that Islam is incompatible with the values of Europe. [508][510], In 2014, 170,100 migrants arrived in Italy by sea, a 296 percent increase compared to 2013. [245], In October 2016 Danish immigration minister Inger Støjberg reported 50 cases of suspected radicalised asylum seekers at asylum centres. For me that was the first strange thing I noticed... rain in the summer! [435][436] In September 2019, following the rise in the number of migrants reaching Italy after having been rescued from drowning by activists, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said that Germany would accept one in four migrants previously rescued and brought to Italy. [354][355][356], On 9 March 2016, Croatia started implementing border restrictions on the border with Serbia in an attempt to reinstate the Schengen rules. in 2016. Daphne Halikiopoulou, Professor of European politics: We can understand the impact of the migrant crisis mostly in terms of the opportunity it presented to [nationalist] parties to increase their support. The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has argued in a speech staking out her position between Brexit (She was against) - migration crisises (She was for control of refugee policies)"[318]. While he stressed that these camps would not be prisons, he described the inhabitants would be under strict surveillance. These centers would be inhabited by denied asylum seekers. In Hamburg and Bremen they actually turned shipping containers into homes for migrants. As part of the agreement the United Kingdom agreed to send the HMS Bulwark, two naval patrol boats, and three helicopters to join the Operation. 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Italian coast guards found five dead bodies afterwards and confirmed that the death toll from the incident totalled at least 18. According to the prosecutor the goal was "to establish fear and terror among asylum-seekers". Home Menu Search . EU leaders held a meeting with Turkey to strengthen their cooperation on the migration crisis. From January to November 2017, approximately 114,600 migrants arrived in Italy by sea. [608] The UK's response to this has been criticised as chaotic. [663] In the fourth quarter of 2015, there were 426,000 first-time applicants, mainly Syrians (145,130), Afghans (79,255), and Iraqis (53,585). [656], In 2014, decisions on asylum applications in the EU made in the first instance[clarification needed] resulted in more than 160,000 asylum seekers being granted protection status, while a further 23,000 received protection status on appeal. Galina Cornelisse, Associate Professor, EU Law and Public International Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. [642], In August 2019, more than 270 Europe-bound migrants were rescued by the Libyan coast guard from Tripoli's Mediterranean coast; they were travelling in four different boats. In September, 78 migrants rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta refused to be brought to Malta. [336], From April 2018, Austrian authorities confiscated mobile phones of migrants in order to use its geographical data to verify how migrants arrived to the country. [634] While there is no direct connection to the implementation of the EU–Turkey deal, the number of migrants arriving in Italy in that same time period increased. The European migrant crisis, also known as the refugee crisis, was a period characterised by high numbers of people arriving in the European Union (EU) overseas from across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe. [187], As most asylum seekers try to reach Germany or Sweden through other EU member states, many of which form the borderless Schengen area where internal border controls are abolished, enforcing the Dublin Regulation became increasingly difficult in the late summer of 2015, with some countries allowing asylum seekers to transit through their territories, renouncing the right to return them, or reinstating border controls within the Schengen Area to prevent them from entering. The original plan was to declare the Western Balkan route closed, but it was met with criticism from Merkel. [662] From July to September 2015, EU countries received 413,800 first-time asylum applications, almost double the number registered from April to June 2015. [108] EU leaders claimed that this would allow for the same operational capabilities as Operation Mare Nostrum had had in 2013–2014. [103] In the first half of 2015, Greece overtook Italy in the number of arrivals and became the starting point of a flow of refugees and migrants moving through Balkan countries to Northern European countries, mainly Germany and Sweden in the summer of 2015 . The result of the referendum was to reject the plan, with 3,362,224 'No' votes (98.4%) and 56,163 'Yes' votes (1.6%). [473] Orbán also demanded an official EU list of "safe countries" to which migrants can be returned. The multimedia platform of the Council of the European Union offering free of charge broadcast-quality videos (MPEG4) and photos (JPEG) of all important events and activities [520] Based on UN data, about 80,000 refugees were registered at Italian refugee centers in the first half of 2017, an increase of 14 percent when compared to the same time period in 2016. 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