European Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker has in the past publicly backed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for re-election in September. But neither were willing to discuss a “confidential” meeting on Wednesday (30 August). EURACTIV Germany reports.
The European Commission on Wednesday (26 July) stepped up its legal case against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over their reluctance to take in migrants from other EU countries, after an adviser to the EU's top court dismissed a challenge brought by Slovakia and Hungary.
France and Germany's interior ministers met with their Italian counterpart in Paris on Sunday (2 July) to discuss a "coordinated response" to Italy's migrant crisis, hours after the latter had called on other European countries to open their ports to rescue ships.
The European Commission warned yesterday (6 June) it could sanction member states that don’t follow EU quota rules for asylum seekers by opening infringement proceedings against them as early as next week.
Hungary has begun building a second line of fence along its southern border with Serbia, a government spokesman said on Monday (27 February), a move likely to exacerbate criticism from some of the country's European Union partners.
France and Germany won backing from the European Union's executive yesterday (22 February) for proposals to tighten security across Europe, which include giving more powers to governments to monitor frontiers with other EU states.
The EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, will travel to Washington later this week to “identify common ground” with the new administration, following a series of disputes between US President Donald Trump and Europe.
The European Union's migration Commissioner will tell the new US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in Washington on Wednesday (8 February) that the United States cannot shut its doors on refugees despite President Donald Trump's orders.
EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is considering calling the US government to find out how EU citizens will be affected by US President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The EU executive said yesterday (25 January) emergency border controls imposed within the bloc's free-travel zone over the migration crisis should get a final three-month extension to mid-May, but Germany wants to keep them in place longer.
The European Union's tug of war over how to share out the burden of caring for asylum-seekers is not over, Slovakia's interior minister said on Friday (9 December) after six months of trying unsuccessfully to bridge differences between member states.
The EU-Ukraine 18th summit to be held on Thursday (24 November) is expected to discuss the consequences of an expected distancing of Washington from Kyiv, and the need for Brussels to do more in assisting the pro-Western government of President Petro Poroshenko.
Millions of tourists and businesspersons who normally visit the EU’s borderless Schengen area will have to complete a €5 online security check before arrival if an EU plan to tighten controls on foreigners who do not need visas wins approval.
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