Immigration in Eastern Europe

In this section, West selects the most up-to-date news, accompanied by regulations, data and studies on immigration and immigrants: those who, regardless of whether they have citizenship or not, live and work in a country different than the one in which they were born.

Modern slaves coming from Albania headed to the U.K.

2017.03.17

Albania is the principle supplier of potential victims of modern slavery  to the United Kingdom. This fact emerged in the “National Referral Mechanism”. The inquiry initiated by a numer of British institutions traced the last three years ...

Why Orban’s coup failed

2016.10.04

The sigh of relief exhaled by EU leaders over Hungary’s failed ant-immigration referendum smacks of the worst type of hypocrisy: a forced grimace accompanied by a shrewd silence. Instead of a firm order to ...

Disabled Syrian swimmer to carry the Olympic torch

2016.04.22

Swimmer Ibrahim al-Hussein, a Syrian refugee with an amputated leg because of the war, will carry the Olympic torch for the next Games in Rio. The Paralympic athlete has a history of pain and ...

Where the ‘immigrant hunter’ is a national hero

2016.03.08

Bulgaria has a new superhero. He's called Dinko and he's the first volunteer 'immigrant hunter' patrolling the border with Turkey. He's a big man and in recent days he's been riding his quad bike ...

Croatians ridicule government’s blacklist of traitors

2016.01.29

“Forgive me. I betrayed my country. I am in love with a beautiful Serbian girl.” This and other tongue-in-cheek comments are being posted online by young Croats in response to the recent initiative from ...

Clowns in support of refugees in Greece

2015.11.13

Clowns Without Borders USA has begun a performing project on the Greek island of Lesvos, to support the influx of Syrian and other refugees who have been flooding the island to escape the perils ...

The rich, beautiful, glamorous refugees

2015.10.08

Models with designer clothes and smartphones are photographed besides the barbed wire walls in Hungary: this is one photographic project that has attracted criticism. Der Migrant was shot and conceived by the Hungarian artist ...