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Transport 16-06-2020

Europe’s transport mega-projects: Over budget and delayed, says EU watchdog

Work on eight multi-billion-euro rail, road and water links is behind schedule and is significantly over budget, according to the EU’s auditors. A new report warns that some of the flagship projects might not be as economically viable as first claimed.

Austria backs down on Italy border troop threat

Austria sought to dampen a row with neighbour Italy yesterday (5 July) after it prompted outrage from Rome by threatening to send troops to the border to stop migrants entering.
Politics 05-07-2017

Tensions grow after Austrian threat to send troops to Italian border

Italy summoned Austria's ambassador on Tuesday (4 July) after Vienna threatened to send troops to the border to block refugees, as the number crossing the Mediterranean topped 100,000 this year.

Juncker calls Brenner controls ‘political catastrophe’

Austria imposing controls on its border with Italy would be a "political catastrophe" for Europe, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Saturday (7 May).
Elections 06-05-2016

Merkel warns of return to nationalism unless EU protects borders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday (5 May) urged European leaders to protect EU borders or risk a "return to nationalism" as the continent battles its worst migration crisis since World War II.

Commission approves extending border checks at internal Schengen borders

The European Commission approved today (4 May) extending by six months controls at several frontiers inside the free-travel Schengen area, saying checks were justified by deficiencies in Greece's management of the bloc's external border.

Commission to give green light to extension of border controls

The European Commission wants to give Germany and other member states the option of extending internal border controls beyond the middle of May. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Italy and Austria reach agreement to keep Brenner pass open

Italy and Austria yesterday (28 April) played down tensions that flared after Austria said it might reintroduce border controls at the Alpine Brenner pass to keep migrants from coming from Italy.

Ban Ki-moon attacks Austria’s ‘restrictive’ asylum policies

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke in front of the Austrian parliament today (28 April) and called upon the international community to find a solution to the refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Jean-Claude Juncker.

MEPs urge Juncker to stand against Austria border fence

Leading MEPs have urged European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to take a position against Austria’s plans to erect a fence at its border with Italy, at the Brenner pass.
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