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Brexit 03-09-2019

French customs struggles to cope with no-deal Brexit planning

On 26 August, the French Council of Ministers sacked Rodolphe Gintz after two years as customs chief. Meanwhile, the French customs office is facing up to the difficulties of preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EURACTIV France reports.

Border controls: state of emergency becoming state of normality

Germany, as well as other EU member states in the Schengen area, is extending the period of random border checks. The EU Commission is not pleased. EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

MEPs want to revive the Schengen area

The European Parliament calls for the accession of Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria to the passport-free Schengen area, which has suffered setbacks with the reintroduction of internal border checks since 2015. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Politics 07-04-2017

EU starts systematic checks at external borders today

Europeans will face systematic checks at the external borders of the EU's Schengen area beginning on Friday (7 April) under legislation designed to tackle "foreign fighters" returning from Iraq and Syria.

Confirmation: Germany welcomed 1 million refugees in 2015

The number of refugees to arrive in Germany in 2015 exceeded the 1 million prediction that was made in the midst of the crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 10-12-2015

Why singling out ethnic and religious minorities will not end terrorism

On International Human Rights Day (10 December), European citizens and residents have the right to feel safe, but not at the expense of other human rights, argues Claire Fernandez.
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Languages & Culture 03-09-2015

Haulers fear migrant crisis will slow down intra-EU trade

Truckers caught up in Europe's migrant crisis say business is increasingly disrupted by queues and stowaways, but they are far more worried governments will step up border controls.
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French calls to rewrite Schengen code fall on deaf ears

European Union leaders called on Thursday for “systematic” checks on travellers entering the passport-free Schengen area but fell short of heeding to French and Spanish demands for rewriting the Schengen border code.

Bavarian conservatives seek to restore EU internal border checks

Bavaria is concerned about the growing number of refugees flooding its borders, leading the state's ruling right-wing party to propose checks along its border with Austria. Critics are calling the move “unrealistic” and “populist”. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Economy & Jobs 12-06-2012

EU discuss Greek exit plans

Limiting cash withdrawals, imposing capital controls or introducing border checks. These are the 3 main measures that the EU could implement if Greece decides to leave the euro. According to the news agency Reuters, EU finance officials have been discussing a so-called "contingency plan" ahead of the Greek elections next Sunday. As political uncertainty grows in Athens, The European Commission on Tuesday insisted that there is no Plan B for Greece and they are working towards keeping Greece in the euro zone.
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