Last month, authorities in Italy requested a formal investigation of five French border patrol agents who entered Italy to perform an unauthorized drug test on a Nigerian citizen. It was just the latest episode in tensions at the French-Italian border in the Alps, which has become a popular route for migrants.
EU Refugee Crisis
Despite its waning popularity and legal troubles, Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party is looking to galvanize new supporters by returning to its familiar haunts: attacking asylum-seekers and stoking an anti-immigrant backlash. The refugee crisis provides fertile ground for the party to pursue its violent agenda.
Footage of African migrants on sale in Libya has prompted widespread outrage, underscoring the power of images in commanding the world’s attention. But while it is easy enough to condemn slavery, European and African leaders have refrained from speaking openly about the political calculations that give rise to it.