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Latest update : 2011-03-23

Illegal immigration in Europe

In Focus today we're heading to Greece for a look at how Europe is dealing with illegal immigration. An EU rapid response force was deployed at the beginning of the month along the Greek land border with Turkey. Local law enforcement officials said they were overwhelmed by an influx of illegal immigrants. More and more migrants are seen to be choosing to enter the European Union by land. This comes as EU countries are seen to be clamping down on sea crossings in the Mediterranean.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Alexia KEFALAS

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2016-06-28 France

France struggling to recruit prison imams

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2016-06-27 India

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2016-06-23 UK

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2016-06-22 UK

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2016-06-21 Mayotte

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The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has been a department of France since 2011, but locals feel abandoned by the country's central authorities. After more than two weeks of...

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