Croatia joins Europe’s free-travel zone, Romania and Bulgaria barred

Croatia joins Europe’s free-travel zone, Romania and Bulgaria barred

BRUSSELS/BREGANA BORDER CROSSING BETWEEN CROATIA AND SLOVENIA, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Croatia got the green light on Thursday to join Europe’s open travel zone, but Bulgaria and Romania were kept out because of opposition led by Austria over concerns about unauthorised immigration. From 2023, people will not have to stop for border checks as they … Read more

UK economy to shrink in 2023, risks ‘lost decade’: CBI

UK economy to shrink in 2023, risks ‘lost decade’: CBI

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s economy is on course to shrink 0.4% next year as inflation remains high and companies put investment on hold, with gloomy implications for longer-term growth, the Confederation of Business Industry forecast on Monday. “Britain is in stagflation – with rocketing inflation, negative growth, falling productivity and business investment. Firms … Read more

UK, France seen striking migrant deal, Mediterranean states seek new rules

UK, France seen striking migrant deal, Mediterranean states seek new rules

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Britain and France are set to agree a deal possibly as soon as Monday to ramp up their joint efforts to stop illegal migrants from making perilous crossings of the English Channel, a British newspaper reported on Saturday. The agreement will significantly increase the 200 French officers and volunteers who … Read more

From Russia with cash: Georgia booms as Russians flee Putin’s war

From Russia with cash: Georgia booms as Russians flee Putin’s war

At least 112,000 Russians move to neighbour Georgia Georgia set to be one of fastest-growing economies Some locals being priced out of housing, education Economy could face hard landing if newcomers leave TBILISI, Nov 5 (Reuters) – As war chokes Europe, a small nation wedged beneath Russia is enjoying an unexpected economic boom. Georgia is … Read more

Man attacks UK migrant processing centre in Dover, kills himself

Man attacks UK migrant processing centre in Dover, kills himself

DOVER, England, Oct 30 (Reuters) – A man threw petrol bombs attached with fireworks at a centre for processing migrants in the southern English port of Dover on Sunday and then killed himself, a Reuters photographer said. The attacker, a white man in a checked shirt, drove up to the centre in a white SEAT … Read more

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

Once wary of immigrants, Canadian town sends out global labor SOS

OTTAWA/MONTREAL, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Herouxville, a small town in Canada’s Quebec, hit the headlines 15 years ago when it issued a code of conduct for would-be immigrants, warning them not to stone women or burn them alive, and to only cover their faces at Halloween. Fast forward to 2022, and it’s actively courting new … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Korean auto giant Hyundai investigating child labor in its U.S. supply chain

EXCLUSIVE Korean auto giant Hyundai investigating child labor in its U.S. supply chain

DETROIT, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS), Korea’s top automaker, is investigating child labor violations in its U.S. supply chain and plans to “sever ties” with Hyundai suppliers in Alabama found to have relied on underage workers, the company’s global chief operating officer Jose Munoz told Reuters on Wednesday. A Reuters investigative report … Read more

Explainer: Why Venezuela’s refugee exodus to the U.S. has been accelerating

Explainer: Why Venezuela’s refugee exodus to the U.S. has been accelerating

Oct 18 (Reuters) – U.S. and Mexican authorities recently announced a new policy that would expel Venezuelans entering the U.S. land border back to Mexico, but allow up to 24,000 people from the country to apply for humanitarian entry into the United States by air. As a result of the new policy, thousands of Venezuelans … Read more

U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation was unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider a new Biden administration regulation. A panel of … Read more

UK to propose asylum ban on Channel migrants

UK to propose asylum ban on Channel migrants

BIRMINGHAM, England Oct 4 (Reuters) – British interior minister Suella Braverman will set out plans on Tuesday for new powers which would ban migrants who cross the English Channel from claiming asylum, a government source said. The government has been under pressure to deal with the rising number of people making dangerous journeys despite plans … Read more