The challenges facing Europe today have global implications and require global solutions. From the Greek crisis to migration and climate change, the EU must seek answers beyond its borders, argues the European Think Tanks Group.
EU Council President Donald Tusk warned the UK that “the fundamental values of the EU are not for sale,” as the British Prime Minister is set to lay out his UK referendum plans during the June Council Summit in Brussels.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will present his counterparts with a list of demands for the UK’s European Union membership renegotiation at the European Council dinner on Thursday. EurActiv France reports .
EU foreign affairs ministers will today (22 June) agree on an intelligence gathering operation, the first phase of the bloc’s response to the burgeoning migration crisis in the Mediterranean, but military action against people smugglers will depend on the support of Libya’s National Unity Government and the United Nations.
An alliance of right-wing parties won the Danish general election on Thursday evening (18 June), in an extremely close race marked by the dramatic rise of the far-right Danish People's Party, which became the country’s second biggest political force.
François Crépeau, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said today (18 June) that the assumption that more development aid would reduce immigration was wrong.
As Italy’s immigration crisis intensifies , leading to a diplomatic stand-off between Rome and France, the two countries' center-left premiers highlights the immigration dilemma of the Left, writes Alessio Postiglione.
Meeting in Luxembourg yesterday (16 June), EU interior ministers rejected a plan by the European Commission to distribute 40,000 immigrants from Italy and Greece to the other member countries, according to quotas proposed by the EU executive.
Little over a week before a parliamentary election, in which the right-wing Danish People's Party (DF) has a chance of entering a governing coalition, immigration has become a hot topic and the party's rhetoric on curbing foreigners coming to Denmark has been adopted by mainstream parties.
Marking the 30 th anniversary of the border-free Schengen agreement on 13 June, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned against taking advantage of the surge of immigrants from the Mediterranean to dismantle what he said was one of the greatest achievements in EU integration.
The European Commission has submitted a proposal to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers in the EU. But it’s up to the member states to decide, and many don’t accept the proposed distribution of migrants. The EurActiv network reports.
The Spanish government has rejected the Commission's proposal to place refugees on its territory. The executive’s plan should be “proportionate, fair and realistic”, said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel García-Margallo. EurActiv Spain reports .
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday (3 June) that in spite of opposition from some member states, the EU executive would not change its mind on the proposals it recently made in its attempt to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers in the EU.
Libya's ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday that his government is refusing to give its consent for UN action aimed at endorsing Europe's military plan to fight migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean.
Almost all parts of Germany have a shortage of qualified nursing staff. But healthcare providers are reluctant to recruit skilled workers from abroad, according to a recent study by the Bertelsmann Foundation.