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Global Europe 05-07-2018

Domino effect of German border closure awaits crucial Vienna talks

The Austrian government remains cautious but warned there will be consequences if the German border is closed, ahead of a meeting with Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Thursday (5 July) in Vienna.
Brexit 10-10-2017

Britain sketches out customs powers if Brexit deal fails

Britain on Monday (9 October) outlined proposals for new laws to set tariffs and quotas including if Britain leaves the European Union with no agreement in place, as it prepares for a post-Brexit customs system.
Politics 22-02-2017

The Brief: Britain is not ready to take back control of its borders

Taking back control of Britain’s borders is not going to be as simple as painting a slogan on the side of a big, red bus.
Global Europe 16-09-2016

Bulgaria, new end of the road on the migrant trail

Until recently, most migrants entering Bulgaria from Turkey wouldn't hang around, seeking to continue their journeys towards western Europe. But now they are finding themselves stranded in the EU's poorest country.
Europe's East 20-07-2012

Risk of EU contemplation regarding Ukraine

In the present agenda of cooperation between the EU and Ukraine, it makes no sense to discuss visa liberalisation, argues Viktor Tkachuk.

Denmark rebuilds borders, Commission alarmed

Denmark's centre-right government yesterday (11 May) agreed to introduce border controls at its ports and airports, as well as along its only land border with Germany and its bridge to Sweden. The European Commission asked for additional information and said it would not accept any roll-back of the Schengen treaty.

Schengen passport-free zone extended to EU’s eastern members

The EU justice and interior ministers on 8 November cleared the way for the enlargement of the Schengen area to include nine of the new eastern member states, making passport-free travel to and from these countries a reality by December. 
Security 10-05-2005

Border control – one single EU border

One of the fundamental principles of the EU project is free movement: EU citizens should be able to move freely and easily between member states. This means the withering away of borders within the Union and, concomitantly, the strengthening of controls at external borders. 
Security 14-04-2005

Ministers to consider measures to promote a European justice system

The Justice and Home Affairs Council will meet in Luxembourg on 14 April to discuss measures designed to co-ordinate criminal and civil justice across the Union.

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