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26/06/2016

EU and Kosovo disagree over role of legal mission, cases suspended

Justice & Home Affairs


UK & Europe 24-06-2016

EPP vice-chair: 'We have to be firm with the UK - no rotating presidency'

France should renegotiate the UK's Calais border deal, and Britain should miss out on the revolving Council presidency in late 2017, Françoise Grossetête told EurActiv. She is deeply opposed to the organisation of a Brexit-style referendum in France. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Migration: The people behind the numbers

Last year over a million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe. When talking about migration, we have to remember that behind the numbers are children, women and men fleeing war zones and conflicts, writes Antonio López-Istúriz.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Brexit threatens to undo UK's Calais border deal

The bilateral agreement on the policing of the UK border on French territory could be one of the first victims of Brexit. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Orban blames Brexit on Commission’s migration policies

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday (24 June) that British voters who opted to leave the EU were dissatisfied with Union policies dealing with the migration crisis.
Global Europe 23-06-2016

Boat migrant rescues surge, as calm seas return to Mediterranean

Ships manned by humanitarian organisations, the Italian navy and the coast guard helped rescue more than 2,000 boat migrants today (23 June) as calm seas returned to the Mediterranean prompting a surge in departures.

Jean-Marie Le Pen told to repay €320,000 to European Parliament

The European Parliament is demanding the repayment of €320,000 from MEP Jean-Marie Le Pen over a salary it believes was wrongly paid out to a parliamentary assistant, sources said on Wednesday (22 June).
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Digital 23-06-2016

Big data revolutionises Europe's fight against terrorism

SPECIAL REPORT / The threat of terrorism has greatly accelerated the exchange of data between European states. Social media has become indispensable, both for investigative purposes and to fight propaganda. EurActiv France reports.
Global Europe 23-06-2016

The conflict in Syria cripples the soul, not just the body

The mental health of refugees in Turkey remain a controversial topic surrounded by cultural taboos, writes Dimitar Iv. Ganev.

Europe cracks down on wildlife trafficking

EU environment ministers this Monday (20 June) adopted the European Action Plan against wildlife trafficking, presented by the European Commission in February this year. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Global Europe 22-06-2016

Nationalist MEP blames Soros for EU migration crisis

French MEP Jean-Luc Schaffhauser has blamed billionaire George Soros for having financed the “humanitarian infrastructures” that helped open Europe’s doors to uncontrolled flows of migrants, and for making money from the EU’s destabilisation.
Security 22-06-2016

Man with salt and biscuit 'suicide belt' sparks Brussels alert

A man with psychiatric problems who was carrying a fake suicide belt full of salt and biscuits was arrested Tuesday after he triggered a major anti-terror operation at a Brussels shopping mall, prosecutors said.
Enlargement 21-06-2016

Erdogan loses appeal against German media boss

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lost a German court battle against a top media boss today (21 June) when his appeal in a bitter row over free speech was thrown out.


Enlargement 21-06-2016

‘Good lawyers and bad judges’ in Serbia team up to free iconic defendants

‘Good lawyers and bad judges’ have freed the protagonists of a major cigarette trafficking affair, in a judicial case illustrating the myriad failings of Serbian law enforcement. EurActiv Serbia reports.
Enlargement 21-06-2016

Turkish press campaigner arrests prompt EU criticism

Turkish authorities on Monday (20 June) arrested three prominent campaigners for press freedom, including the local representative of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on charges of spreading terrorist propaganda, human rights groups said.
UK & Europe 20-06-2016

Brexit: Rediscovering Europe as a win-win project

European policy debates have too often focused on measures redistributing wealth, thus creating "winners" and "losers". There are many unaddressed areas where EU-level action could unlock considerable cost savings and quality improvements, writes Achim Wambach.

The Kessler case should lead to a reform of OLAF

Giovanni Kessler, the director-general of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), is alleged to have wrongly listened in on telephone conversations as part of a previous OLAF investigation. Helen Xanthaki argues that the case should inspire the EU to reassess the structure of OLAF.
Global Europe 20-06-2016

UN refugee chief: Worrying 'climate of xenophobia' in Europe

The UN's refugee chief says a worrying "climate of xenophobia" has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II.
Global Europe 20-06-2016

Luxembourg warns of Brexit 'domino effect' in Eastern Europe

A British exit from the European Union could trigger similar moves by other member states in Eastern Europe, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in a German newspaper interview published yesterday (19 June).

Facilitating the lives of 16 million international couples

The EU is taking steps to provide legal clarity for international couples, facilitating the lives of Europeans in 18 countries, write Vera Jourová and Jean-Marie Cavada.
UK & Europe 17-06-2016

Why leaving the EU would be complicated for the UK

A withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union would ultimately end up frustrating certain legitimate expectations of EU citizens, writes Thomas Burri.
Security 17-06-2016

The EU’s collective security: Stronger together!

The people of Europe are facing a multi-faceted security challenge that they need to confront together, whatever the outcome on 23 June. "Collective security" needs to be placed at the very heart of the European construction, write Jacques Delors, António Vitorino, Pascal Lamy, Enrico Letta and Yves Bertoncini.
Global Europe 16-06-2016

NATO approves keeping expanded Afghan basing, in nod to long fight

The NATO alliance agreed yesterday (15 June) to hold onto its broad geographic layout of bases in Afghanistan, a move that could make it easier for the United States to keep more troops there as Kabul struggles with a resurgent Taliban threat.
Europe's East 16-06-2016

Chief prosecutor: A wad of dollars is placed on Ukraine’s Themis scale

In a wide-ranging interview, the newly-appointed Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yuriy Lutsenko told EurActiv of his adventurous life, the shocking corruption cases he has already uncovered, and the daunting tasks ahead.

EU and Kosovo disagree over role of legal mission, cases suspended

All court cases in Kosovo handled by European Union prosecutors and judges were suspended today (15 June) after the Balkan country failed to extend their mandate because of a dispute over the role of the EU’s legal mission.