About: borders

Energy prices spike and Poland is asked to protect human lives

This week the Beyond the Byline podcast is focusing on the spike of energy prices, the Commission’s monitoring of the evolution of the electricity prices, and its attempt to come up with long-term fixes like investments in energy savings and renewables as the main answer at European level.
Digital & Media 13-08-2021

EU border agency trials high tech controls as Afghan fighting spreads

The EU's border agency is trialling new high-tech surveillance equipment to detect migrant boats, just as rapid gains by Taliban fighters in Afghanistan have raised the prospect of a surge in people fleeing to Europe.

Pandemic has prevented many migrants from reaching Europe

The various COVID-19 related lockdowns and closures of the EU's borders have reduced mobility, particularly of migrants, making the job of the EU's border and coast guard agency Frontex more difficult. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 22-04-2021

Climate law decisions and the phantom paper rocking the Western Balkans

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the outcomes of the climate law negotiations that concluded on Wednesday morning – the EU and US goals, the reactions, and what the future has in store. To find out...
Coronavirus 23-12-2020

Britain, France ease transport ban as virus variant threatens supply chains

France and Britain will reopen cross-border travel Wednesday (23 December) after a snap 48-hour ban to curb the spread of a new coronavirus variant threatened UK supply chains.
Economy & Jobs 17-06-2020

Brussels launches web platform for an easy and risk-free resumption of travel

A recently launched web platform known as Re-open EU aims to promote an easy and risk-free resumption of travel from one European country to another. Euractiv Italy reports.

Greece prolongs confinement of migrant camps ahead of tourism re-start

Greece has extended confinement on overcrowded migrant camps by two weeks to curb the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, the country is also preparing to resume tourism, which is essential to its economy. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

Coronavirus: Swedes risk being excluded from travelling abroad

With summer approaching, many countries are preparing plans to reopen borders despite the lingering coronavirus pandemic. Sweden, however, could become a pariah because of the COVID-19's ongoing spread. EURACTIV Italia reports.
Agrifood 25-03-2020

COVID-19 measures could cause ‘devastating’ labour shortage in EU farming

Europe’s farming sector could face a dramatic shortfall in workers as a consequence of the border restrictions put in place to stem the spread of novel coronavirus, which could lead to “devastating” impacts, according to Pekka Pesonen, secretary-general or farmers association COPA-COGECA. 
Brexit 22-03-2020

Macron threatens UK entry ban in lieu of more stringent measures

French President Emmanuel Macron threatened to close France's border with Britain on Friday if Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to take more stringent measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, a French newspaper reported.

Spain turns back cars from land borders as coronavirus death toll nears 500

Spain set up police checks at its land borders with France and Portugal on Tuesday (17 March) and turned back foreigners attempting to enter, part of strict measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Europe's second hardest-hit country.
Economy & Jobs 16-03-2020

EU urges members to allow freight despite virus controls

The European Union urged member states Monday (16 March) to prevent bottlenecks forming at internal frontiers and to allow freight through despite reinforced health controls during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.