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Elections 31-10-2017

What role should Germany’s new federal government play in Europe?

Brexit, EU enlargement, the Greek debt crisis: during the German election campaign European politics has hardly played a role.

Renata Dubini
Development Policy 16-11-2016

America’s own refugee crisis prompts UN call to action

Europe isn’t the only region facing a refugee crisis. Rising levels of violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras - the so-called ‘Northern Triangle’ – is causing displacement in Central and North America, said Renata Dubini, Director of the UN Refugee Agency’s Bureau for the Americas.

Future EU 14-09-2016

Letta: EU leaders must leave ‘business as usual’ at home before going to Bratislava

In Bratislava this week, EU heads of state and government should show clear resolve that they are departing from business as usual, and President of the Commission Jean Claude Juncker should raise the bar, said Enrico Letta in a Citizens’ web dialogue, organised by the Jacques Delors Institute in partnership with euractiv.com. “It is the first …

Slovakia’s ex-premier: What kind of society are refugees going to?

Iveta Radičová, 59, served as the first woman prime minister of Slovakia, from 2010 to 2012. She has taught sociology at Oxford University, Comenius University, and the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

Margaritis Schinas

Commission has ‘no time’ for moral questions on migrant swap deal

The European Commission today knocked back questions over the morality of the EU’s deal with Turkey, which will see a controversial swap of so-called irregular migrants in Greece with asylum seekers in Turkey.

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CEEP on the integration of refugees
Global Europe 16-03-2016

CEEP on the integration of refugees

CEEP expresses its position on the integration of refugees before the 2016 Spring Council, where EU economic and social partners will present a joint declaration on the refugee crisis to the Heads of States and Governments.

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EPP Summit February 2016
EU Priorities 2020 22-02-2016

EPP Summit February 2016

The #‎EPPSummit took place today in Brussels ahead of the #‎EUCO.

Angela Merkel on the refugee crisis.
Global Europe 19-02-2016

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘We need protection of external borders’

“It is good if EU and Turkey share the burden, but we need protection of external borders,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the European Council Summit on Thursday.

Europe's East 15-01-2016

George Friedman: The EU will exist and sink into irrelevance

American political scientist and author and former chief intelligence officer George Friedman told EURACTIV that “the EU has failed, but there is no clear alternative”.

Commission on refugee crisis: ‘We need a single European coordinated response’

“This is a major crisis that shapes how the EU reacts. This crisis cannot be dealt through a series of national responses. We need a single European coordinated response, and we are working 24/7 to make this happen,” said European Commission spokesperson Margaritas Schinas.

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Orbán: If Greece cannot defend its borders, let others do it

If the Greeks are not able to defend their own borders […], let the other countries of the European Union defend their borders,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Wednesday (23 September).

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘International programmes are not sufficiently financed’

"We all, me included, have seen that the international programmes are not sufficiently financed. We hope for a signal that the gap in the WHO will be filled,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (23 September).

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Cameron pledges £100 million to help Syria

"When it comes to Syria, Britain has already given over a billion pounds. Today I can announce we will commit another £100 million (about €136 million) including £40 million pounds for the vital World Food Programme,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said upon his arrival at an extraordinary EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday (23 September).

Global Europe 23-09-2015

Tusk: ‘The future of Schengen is at stake’

“The most urgent question is how to regain control of our external borders. Otherwise it doesn't make sense to even speak about a common European migration policy,” European Council President Donald Tusk upon his arrival at an extraordinary EU Summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

MEPs debate migrant crisis after Juncker’s State of the Union address

On Wednesday (9 September), MEPs held a heated debate on how to tackle the refugee crisis in Europe after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his first ever State of the Union Speech in Strasbourg.