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Migrant crossings down 13% in 2020 due to Covid

The number of illegal border crossings into the European Union fell by 13% to around 124,000 last year, the EU's border agency said Friday (8 January).
Global Europe 24-12-2020

Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa’s Maghreb

Turkey is boosting its influence across North Africa, analysts say, intervening militarily in war-torn Libya and using "soft power", trade and investment in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Global Europe 16-11-2020

Borrell urges return to talks following renewed Western Sahara tensions

The Polisario Front said Sunday (15 November) it was mobilising "thousands of volunteers" to join its fighters, on the third day of a crisis in the disputed Western Sahara that pits the Sahrawis against Morocco.
Economy & Jobs 24-08-2020

Algeria chafes against EU trade deal as deadline looms

Days ahead of a final deadline, activation of a long-planned Algeria-EU trade deal risks unravelling as political and business leaders in the North African country warn it will undermine economic sovereignty.
Economy & Jobs 10-08-2020

Algeria wants to ‘reassess’ EU trade deal

Algeria's president has requested the country's trade minister reassess a deal with the EU, ahead of a free trade agreement due to come into effect on 1 September.
Economy & Jobs 23-07-2018

Tobacco smuggling: Marseille’s illicit secret

Like most big ports, Marseille has seen its fair share of crime and smuggling. The latest trend, seen almost everywhere in the bustling Mediterranean city, is the sale of cigarettes smuggled from North Africa. In the endless cat-and-mouse game with the police, smugglers seem to be winning, for now.
Economy & Jobs 09-07-2018

Genuine cigarettes smuggling from Algeria gives Brussels another headache

The increasing flow of genuine cigarettes from Algeria into Europe is giving politicians a fresh headache.

Algeria to grant legal status to African migrants

Algeria plans to grant residency rights and job permits to illegal African migrants, responding to a shortage of workers in farming and construction while also seeking to combat a surge in racist sentiment.
Energy 10-04-2017

Algeria to discuss energy investment, long-term gas deals in EU talks

Algeria's energy minister will seek more investment from European Union states and discuss the renewal of long-term gas supply contracts with EU members during talks this week in Brussels, the ministry and an Algerian source said today (10 April).
Development Policy 20-01-2017

German minister: ‘Morocco and Tunisia face a real threat of terrorism’

German Development Minister Gerd Müller does not want to hold North African countries hostage with aid cuts. He also insisted that hunger is a solvable issue, if the will is there. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Energy 09-11-2016

European companies help Morocco maintain control over Western Sahara

Morocco is eagerly promoting its green credentials in its hosting of the COP22 climate change conference in Marrakesh. But a new report discloses that the North African country is consolidating its hold on Western Sahara through European-built energy projects. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Security 12-10-2016

Women and their all-important role in stamping out extremism

Tackling radicalism and extremism is a task for society as a whole, but women can perform a crucial role as mediators in their communities, combatting the ignorance that often leads to the horrors of terrorism. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Development Policy 05-09-2016

Niger: Another outpost of ‘Fortress Europe’

The European Union hopes to curb the influx of migrants and refugees to its shores by collaborating with governments in various countries of origin. This goes beyond the much-maligned Turkey deal and extends to countries such as Niger. EURACTIV’s partner El País – Planeta Futuro reports.
Global Europe 22-08-2016

Lamy: Declustering policies will alleviate tensions with the EU’s neighbours

Changing geopolitics in Europe’s neighbourhood, to the east and in the south, call for a further declustering of a number of policies, going beyond bilateral trade agreements and security measures, Pascal Lamy, former Commissioner and WTO chief told EURACTIV.com.
Energy 24-05-2016

EU and Algiers look forward to more gas business

Officials from Algeria, the European Union and energy firms meet in Algiers today (24 May) in an attempt to get their energy cooperation back on track and find ways to pump more gas north again after years of dwindling exports.
Global Europe 26-04-2016

Berlin steps up efforts to expand its ‘safe list’

Critics have denounced Germany's intention to put Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on a list of safe countries of origin in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming from those countries. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 22-04-2016

American LNG declares price war on pipeline gas in Europe

A tanker loaded with US natural gas is en route to Portugal. It may not appear to be newsworthy, but it is considered a game changer, as this is the first shipment in a trade relationship that could shake up the EU market, which relies heavily on Russian pipeline gas.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

EU seeks closer anti-terrorism cooperation with Algeria

The European Union wants to strengthen its ties with Algeria in order to step up the fight against terrorism.
Development Policy 20-01-2016

Development experts rile against threats to cut aid

Development experts and opposition politicians have criticised German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel's threat to cut aid to North African states if they are not more cooperative in tackling the refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Central Europe 20-01-2016

EU funds energy grid upgrades to curb need for Russian gas

EU member states on Tuesday (19 January) endorsed a plan to invest €217 million in cross-border energy infrastructure, including a major upgrade of gas networks in Central and Eastern Europe and a new power link between Britain and France.
Med & South 19-01-2016

Germany seeks to limit migration from North Africa

Germany wants to limit migration from North Africa by declaring Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia 'safe countries', officials from the ruling coalition said yesterday (18 January), cutting their citizens' chance of being granted asylum to virtually zero.

Merkel’s ‘open door policy’ under serious threat

As Germany continues to grapple wth the refugee crisis, Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has urged countries of origin to take back rejected asylum seekers, or have their development aid cut. Other senior figures have called for a limit on numbers to be introduced. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Cities & regions 03-12-2015

Spain’s Leganés lends a hand to the world’s most vulnerable

SPECIAL REPORT / For the citizens of the Spanish municipality of Leganés, in the autonomous community of Madrid, solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable populations is second nature. EURACTIV Spain reports.

EU broadens Horizon 2020 project to include Tunisia

The European Commission announced today (1 December) that Tunisia will be a part of the Horizon 2020 project, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
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