Europe news and views

Woman in Côte d’Ivoire
Linda McAvan MEP reflects on the European Year of Development and explains why the EU has a vital role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
27 January 2016
Young refugee at Keleti train station in Budapest
In a joint letter, the heads of more than two dozen NGOs call on David Cameron to approach the new year with 'new resolve to address the appalling plight of refugees in Europe.'
4 January 2016
Speakers at a panel discussion hosted by Malaria Consortium
The World Health Organisation has launched the 2015 World Malaria Report, and Malaria Consortium hosted a panel discussion to look at what the EU can do to support malaria elimination within the timescale of the SDGs.
14 December 2015

Europe in brief

Syrians in need are waiting for actions not just kind words and promises

Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives of millions of Syrians, said Bond member Oxfam.

Oxfam International 2 February 2016

British government makes U-turn over resettlement of Syrian children

Britain will take in some unaccompanied Syrian refugee children who are already in Europe, the government is to announce, and will set aside a new £10m fund to support vulnerable migrant children.

The Guardian 29 January 2016

The 'Mail on Sunday' is outraged we don't let migrants starve to death and sleep on the streets

The current migrant crisis in Calais and beyond is one in which there are no winners - truck drivers unable to do their jobs, holiday makers forced to cancel plans and over-stretched security services.

Huffington Post 2 August 2015