France's Alain Juppé will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian reported on Friday (21 October).
Eastern states that continue to refuse to take in refugees to help frontline countries in Europe's migration crisis should have their EU funding cut, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday (12 October).
A death threat by an apparent neo-Nazi on Twitter has prompted Austria's independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen to reinforce his personal security with members of the police special forces, a spokesman said on Wednesday (October 12).
British Prime Minister Theresa May said today (5 October) she wants a Brexit deal which offers "maximum freedom" to operate in Europe's single market, but again reiterated the need for immigration control. Her final speech also caused a backlash, with May being accused of indulging in nationalism.
French and German members of parliament are both open to granting more competencies to the EU in the fields of defence and immigration policy. There is, however, considerable disagreement on certain reform proposals for the eurozone.
The European Union looks set to break its promise to relocate 160,000 refugees across the bloc from Greece and Italy by September 2017, after figures released today (28 September) revealed that just 5,651 asylum seekers were re-homed in the year since the pledge was made.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's veteran Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, jumped to the defence of her conservatives' Bavarian sister party in the latest twist in a row over migrants that is damaging her re-election prospects.
Liberals deride “Eastern European racism” as a sign of post-Socialist backwardness, and incomplete Westernisation. This framing of the problem overlooks the fact xenophobia is encoded into the political economy of East-West relations, writes Maxim Edwards.
Until recently, most migrants entering Bulgaria from Turkey wouldn't hang around, seeking to continue their journeys towards western Europe. But now they are finding themselves stranded in the EU's poorest country.
The European Parliament's Brexit point man Guy Verhofstadt today (14 September) clashed with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the debate after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.
Strains in Germany's right-centre ruling coalition are playing out in the race for the presidency of the European Parliament, with the conservative European People's Party (EPP) trying to oust Martin Schulz, a German centre-left Social Democrat (S&D).
A re-run of Austria's presidential election scheduled for next month has been delayed, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said on Monday (12 September), after some postal voters complained of faulty seals on ballot papers.
Denmark's prime minister on Wednesday (7 September) said his minority government would push ahead with a bill to reject asylum seekers at the borders in times of crisis even though such a move might breach the EU's Dublin System.
In the wake of the Brexit vote, it remains unclear how aware Central and Eastern European countries are about the short and medium-term risks of the UK leaving the bloc and which strategies they should pursue to mitigate them, writes Ivaylo Iaydjiev.
Alternative für Deutschland’s startling second-place in Sunday’s election in Mecklenburg-Pomerania (4 September) has sent shockwaves throughout Germany. The consequences are particularly concerning for the country’s minorities. Joel Schalit writes to Angela Merkel about how to repair the damage.
Switzerland skirted a direct clash with the European Union over immigration curbs on Friday (2 September) when a parliamentary panel rejected the government's threat to impose unilateral quotas on foreigners next year in favour of a compromise.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday (26 August) a second fence line will be built on the country's southern border with Serbia, capable of stopping any new wave of migrants toward the EU.
The gruesome discovery of 71 dead migrants in a truck in Austria last August shocked Europe and led countries to open their borders to a massive influx of people fleeing war and poverty, mainly from the Middle East.
Nigel Farage lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday (24 August), saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn has called on Turkey to address the "open question" of whether it was willing to meet the criteria to join the European Union since the uncertainty was straining its relations with the bloc.