Police chiefs from Germany, Austria and Hungary have agreed to help Serbia crack down on waves of illegal migrants transiting its territory heading for the European Union. Meanwhile, Budapest said it will forge ahead with plans to erect a fence at its border with Serbia.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday (1 July) proposed constitutional changes designed to give sweeping new powers to the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, but critically fails to address demands of pro-Russian fighters in the separatist east.
As the EU-China summit opens in Brussels today (29 June), new research points to a “delivery gap” on clean energy, which is making the EU level less relevant to Beijing than individual member states, or the US.
EU leaders openly quarrelled yesterday (25 June) during the first day of the EU summit over the distribution of migrants from Italy and Greece, and were unable to adopt summit conclusions over a wording controversy.
Germany is a main target country for Albanian asylum seekers. Now, the German embassy in Tirana is warning potential refugees in Albanian newspapers of traffickers and profiteers. Der Tagesspiegel reports.
The head of NATO stated on Wednesday (24 June) that the alliance would not be forced into a new arms race with Russia, but said what he called Moscow's aggression in Ukraine had compelled it to strengthen its defences.