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.
Taking lessons from Denmark’s temporary re-imposition of border checks, the EU would do well to intensify its efforts to streamline border practices towards a more coherent EU-wide approach, argues Peter Hobbing of the Centre for European Policy Studies.
The European Commission today (16 September) published a strongly Community-driven blueprint for a revamp of the EU's Schengen border-free area, ignoring calls from France, Germany and Spain for national sovereignty to remain the basis of the project.
German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich hit back forcefully against a draft plan to give the European Commission more say on when member states can reintroduce border controls in the passport-free Schengen travel area.
Turkey must improve border security before it is allowed to join the European Union, British lawmakers said yesterday (1 August), voicing concern about security risks and illegal immigration from neighbouring Iraq, Iran and Syria.