Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and eventually reach another EU country.
France 24: December 5, 2014
David Cameron has passionately urged other EU leaders to support his "reasonable" proposals for far-reaching curbs on welfare benefits for migrants.
BBC: November 28, 2014
A ship that lost power in the Mediterranean Sea with 700 migrants aboard was towed into a Greek harbor Thursday, days after the European Union’s asylum and migration policy drew stinging criticism from Pope Francis.
November 28, 2014
Calling for the sentences to be squashed, the prosecutor claimed that no torture could have taken place as there was no evidence that the coastguard officers had received training in torture methods
Enet: November 13, 2014
UN officials have criticised Operation Triton, the EU's new policy towards migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe.
BBC: November 12, 2014
A boat believed to be carrying illegal migrants sank off the coast of Turkey, leaving at least 24 people dead.
November 3, 2014
Police's immigration unit in northern Greece arrested an Albanian national for trafficking migrants during an operation on Egnatia highway on Sunday.
October 12, 2014
A 27-year-old amateur fisherman was sentenced to life in Greece on charges of human trafficking, while his family in Turkey claims he was only sailing near a boat full of illegal immigrants.
Daily Sabah: September 26, 2014
Cyprus has launched a rescue mission for 300 people, thought to be Syrian refugees, stranded off the island's west coast.
BBC: September 25, 2014
After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.
Yahoo! News: September 18, 2014