Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Minister for Health and Social Solidarity in Alexis Tsipras' government, has accused EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis of damaging the bloc’s image by ignoring his invitation to visit Greek islands. EurActiv Greece reports .
British Prime Minister David Cameron resisted calls on Thursday to take in refugees in much greater numbers after the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach raised the emotional temperature of the debate.
Member states should sharply increase offers to share asylum seekers, to relocate at least 100,000, and should set up refugee centres outside Europe, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday (3 September).
The amount of financial help refugees get has sparked divisions in the EU, as migrants naturally flock to countries with the most favourable regimes in the absence of a common policy. Below is a rundown of aid available to asylum seekers in major EU nations.
EXCLUSIVE / Johannes Hahn, the EU's Enlargement Commissioner, has urged member states to engage fully in refugee policy. After all the tragedies, there is no longer time for hesitation, insisted the Austrian in an interview with EurActiv Germany .
Unemployment in the eurozone fell to its lowest level for three and a half years in July, raising hopes that economic recovery in the single currency area is taking hold, official data showed on Tuesday.
The EU is suffering from growing tendencies towards re-nationalisation and separation. Vincent-Immanuel Herr and Martin Speer say it's time to counterbalance this development and launched a campaign calling for every young European to receive a free 1-month Interrail pass when they turn 18.
After the recent spate of violence against asylum seekers, a wave of solidarity with refugees has swept through Germany. In many cities around the country, people have taken part in demonstrations and protests against hate speech. EurActiv Germany reports.
In a phone call to Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama acknowledged Berlin's contribution to the ongoing refugee crisis, while Justice Minister Heiko Maas has told Facebook it must remove abusive content. EurActiv Germany reports .