Austria will introduce tougher border controls at the Brenner Pass crossing with Italy from 1 June at the latest, as part of its tough response to the EU migration crisis, Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil said today (12 April). The Commission voiced concern at the news.
Closing the so-called Balkan route means refugees are now looking for alternative ways to reach Germany. The affected countries now want to work together better in order to coordinate their respective policies. EURACTIV.de reports.
Uncertainty is rife among refugees on Greek soil as no one has told them what will happen next or how to proceed. Germany's interior minister has offered help to Athens, but downplayed the seriousness of their situation. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
The favourite to become the French Republican party's presidential candidate, Alain Juppé, set out his stall over the future of Schengen during a visit to Brussels on Wednesday (24 February). EURACTIV France reports.
The German police union (GdP) has warned against putting excessive pressure on the Bundespolizei by extending border controls, calling into question whether an indefinite extension of increased checks is feasible. EURACTIV Germany reports.
As the refugee crisis continues, Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière wants to extend border controls through February and beyond. However, the move could cost the country €10 billion a year. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Schengen needs to be safeguarded in the face of international crises, write Jacques Delors, António Vitorino, Yves Bertoncini and the participants of the Jacques Delors Institute 2015 European steering committee.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has called upon the EU to allocate the Central and Eastern member states with less money next year should they continue to block the relocation of refugees. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The EU was set to unveil on Tuesday (15 December) controversial proposals for a new border and coastguard agency in response to Europe's migration crisis, with powers to intervene even when the host country does not consent.
Swedish police started checking trains for migrants yesterday (12 November), imposing the first large-scale border controls in two decades, a move criticised by one opposition party as ending a tradition of openness and by others as being too little too late.
The French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve has announced that France will re-establish border controls during the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), which takes place from 30 November to 11 December. EURACTIV France reports.
Romania’s leading Liberal member of the European Parliament has sent a letter to Nigel Farage inviting him to visit her country, after the UKIP MEP made disparaging remarks about Romanian immigrants in the UK.
Frequent travellers to the EU’s border-free Schengen area will be able to cross frontiers “in seconds” thanks to a special machine-readable card presented today (28 February) by the EU's Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.
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