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‘Prisoners of Europe’: The Everyday Humiliation Of Refugees Stuck In Greece

‘Prisoners of Europe’: The Everyday Humiliation Of Refugees Stuck In Greece

At the Softex refugee camp in northern Greece, it is lighter by night than it is by day. Inside this windowless former warehouse, the lamps only work in the evenings. That is partly because the place was not designed to house people. It is part of what was a toilet paper factory. “It’s insulting,” says […]

‘Sexual Assaults On Children’ At Greek Refugee Camps

‘Sexual Assaults On Children’ At Greek Refugee Camps

Children as young as seven have been sexually assaulted in official European refugee camps, the Observer has been told. The claims come as testimony emerges suggesting that some camps are so unsafe that youngsters are too terrified to leave their tents at night. Charities and human rights groups allege that children stranded in supposedly safe […]

UK Joins Greece At Bottom Of Wage Growth League

UK Joins Greece At Bottom Of Wage Growth League

Britain has suffered a bigger fall in real wages since the financial crisis than any other advanced country apart from Greece, research shows. A report by the TUC, published on Wednesday, shows that real earnings have declined more than 10% since the credit crunch began in 2007, leaving the UK equal bottom in a league […]

EgyptAir Crash: Flight MS804 Showed ‘No Signs of Technical Fault’ Preflight

EgyptAir Crash: Flight MS804 Showed ‘No Signs of Technical Fault’ Preflight

The EgyptAir flight that crashed last week showed no technical problems before taking off from Paris according to an aircraft technical log signed by its pilot before takeoff, Egypt’s state-owned newspaper al-Ahram has said. Al-Ahram published on Tuesday a scan of the log on its website. The paper said EgyptAir flight MS804 transmitted 11 electronic […]