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02/12/2016

Daily limit on refugees still not enough for Austrians

Location: Slovenia


Austria and Balkan states prepare for collapse of EU-Turkey deal

Austria said on Monday (7 November) it will meet with its Balkan neighbours to discuss what action they might take if a deal with Turkey aimed at restricting the flow of illegal migrants into the European Union collapses.
Global Europe 26-10-2016

Commission recommends extension of Schengen border controls

The European Commission has given Germany what it wants and recommended that border controls within the Schengen area be extended. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Agriculture & Food 19-10-2016

Digital platform investment can protect agricultural jobs

Small and medium-sized enterprises are a focal point in shaping enterprise policy in the EU. The European Commission considers SMEs and entrepreneurship as key to ensuring economic growth, innovation, job creation and social integration, writes Franc Bogovič.
Future EU 18-10-2016

Catalan leader insists EU will recognise independent Catalonia

President of the Catalan Generalitat Carles Puigdemont told a Paris conference that the EU would recognise an independent Catalonia, citing the example of Slovenia and the former Yugoslavia, as well as Scotland and its dissatisfaction with Brexit. EurActiv Spain reports.
Energy 10-10-2016

Hungarian MEP: Nuclear energy's ‘hidden subsidies’ must end

Atomic energy is not competitive in the energy sector and must not be artificially preserved at the expense of renewable alternatives, Benedek Jávor, Green MEP and member of Nuclear Transparency Watch, told EurActiv Slovakia.
Global Europe 05-10-2016

Russian ambassador: EU should realise its real friend is Moscow

Russia has had good bilateral contacts in recent months with a number of EU member states, the interruption in relations is taking place only at the level of the EU itself, the Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizov told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview.
Energy 20-09-2016

EU’s ex-Soviet nuclear reactors’ decommissioning over-budget and behind schedule

A slew of USSR-era nuclear reactors within the EU are years behind schedule in decommissioning and still require billions in funding, a damning Court of Auditors report found today (20 September).
Global Europe 26-08-2016

Fico lobbies Putin for Lajcak as UN chief

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who had dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday (25 August), has lobbied for Russian support for his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miroslav Lajcak, to become the next UN Secretary-General.
Global Europe 17-08-2016

Will the UN glass ceiling be shattered this time?

While the contest to select the next UN Secretary-General may not be on a par with the slugging match for the White House, it is beginning to heat up - with some decidedly undiplomatic tactics evident in the campaign to replace Ban Ki-moon, writes Dick Roche.
Global Europe 29-07-2016

Putin steps up drive to kill sanctions amid signs of EU disunity

Vladimir Putin will step up Russia's campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday (30 July), encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off.
Euro & Finance 07-07-2016

ECB threatens legal action against Slovenia after police raid

The European Central Bank threatened to take legal action against Slovenia yesterday (6 July) after police seized documents from the country's central bank in a rare conflict between authorities and one of the eurozone's most respected institutions.
UK & Europe 23-06-2016

Won 18, lost 11: The EU’s referendum record so far…

Whichever way Britain votes today, the referendum will be —according to a EurActiv.com tally—  the 29th such EU plebiscite in the 43 years since the UK joined the EU.
Enlargement 12-04-2016

Tensions grow over Serbian accession talks

Croatia’s refusal to agree to the opening of Chapter 23 in Serbia’s EU accession negotiations has heightened tensions between the two countries, which, over the past six months, have grown significantly cooler. EurActiv Serbia reports.
Agriculture & Food 14-03-2016

France gathers Eastern allies to take on agricultural crisis

The EU’s eastern member states could throw their weight behind France’s calls for a temporary suspension of the rules of the internal market to counteract the agricultural crisis. EurActiv France reports.

Slovenia says ready to comply with EU migrant quota scheme

Slovenia, which this week closed its borders to migrants, will begin accepting refugees shared out among the European Union in April, under its troubled quota scheme, the government said Thursday (10 March).

Hungary declares 'state of crisis', poised to build more fences

Following the Balkan states’ decisions to either close or partially shut down their borders, Hungary has decided to send more troops and police to guard its frontiers. Budapest announced it is prepared to build a wall on its border with Romania within ten days. EurActiv Romania reports.
Global Europe 09-03-2016

Balkan Route ‘closed’ after cascade of border shutdowns

Slovenia and Serbia said on Tuesday (8 March) they would place new restrictions on the entry of migrants, putting extra obstacles in the way of those trying to reach the European Union via the Balkans.
Global Europe 04-03-2016

Tusk warns refugees away from Europe

Speaking in Athens on Thursday (3 March), Council President Donald made a pathetic appeal to 'economic' migrants not to come to Europe.
Central Europe 24-02-2016

Austria buries hope for EU response to refugee crisis

Tensions reached a boiling point between the European states worst affected by the refugee crisis ahead of a meeting of Balkan states in Vienna today (24 February), as new figures showed no let-up in the influx of asylum seekers.
Global Europe 23-02-2016

EU rules prevent sharing of refugee fingerprints

According to EU rules, only the fingerprints of migrants who apply for asylum are shared among the member countries, which basically means that privacy concerns don't allow the use of the vast majority of migrants' fingerprints taken.
Global Europe 17-02-2016

Austria sets asylum limit as Eastern Europe hikes pressure

On the eve of a European Union summit to debate Europe's migrant crisis, Austria announced on Wednesday (17 February) a daily limit in the number of asylum requests, and eastern EU members set a mid-March deadline for a plan agreed with Turkey to bear fruit.
Central Europe 17-02-2016

Austria moves to ‘plan B’, defies EU-wide solution to refugee crisis

Austria announced  it would step up controls along its southern borders on Tuesday (16 February), edging closer to Eastern European member states in their defiance of Germany's push for an EU solution to the migrant crisis.

Be ready to completely stop the migrant flow, Austria tells Macedonia

Austria told Macedonia today (12 February) to be ready to "completely stop" the flow of migrants across its southern border from Greece and said it would do the same on its own frontiers within months.

Daily limit on refugees still not enough for Austrians

Austria is now nearly in a position to introduce its daily limit on numbers. But for many Austrians, it does not go far enough. EurActiv Germany reports.