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Economy & Jobs 25-02-2020

Romania is slow at integrating people with disabilities

Romania's adult centres offering deplorable reception conditions for people with disabilities, and the country's school system struggling to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities, are a source of concern. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

One in two Germans against increased migration, study says

A growing number of Germans believe migrants drive wages down and burden the welfare system, according to a study analysing the attitude of Germans towards foreigners before and after the 2015 refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 16-01-2019

Immigration offers outlet for European economic malaise, says OECD report

The OECD has called for immigrants to be better integrated, citing the economic advantages of migration. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 14-06-2018

Regional and local representatives call on Europe to deliver on migration

Following a string of far-right political successes barely a year before the next European elections, regional and local representatives have called on the EU to urgently act on migration, an issue that has quickly come back to the top of the political agenda.

Romania MEP: EU needs proper migration budget in case of new crisis

As the debate over the future EU budget intensifies in the European Parliament, more questions are being asked about the funds allocated to border security, migration and refugee integration. EURACTIV.ro reports.
Enlargement 09-03-2017

Serbian confidence in accession process declining

Support for EU accession among Serbians is falling, and it may be a result of a loss of confidence in the chances of being admitted, a recent poll by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) shows. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Economy & Jobs 16-02-2017

Future EU: Does Visegrád have a plan?

In the Visegrád Group, there is a desire to both strengthen the powers of member states, but also defend the Schengen area, and the four freedoms. Unsurprisingly, talk of treaty change is in the air. Euractiv's Central European partners report.
Freedom of thought 03-02-2017

Austria’s planned full-face veil ban provokes debate on crucifixes in schools

The Austrian government's planned ban on full-face veils has naturally encountered resistance. But it's not the only religious symbol that is coming under scrutiny, as the display of crucifixes in kindergartens and schools also faces fresh debate. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Central Europe 27-01-2017

Hate crimes on the rise in Czech Republic despite refugee progress

From Syria to an integration centre and finally to a new home in Prague. A refugee's path may rake this route. But life for Arabs in the Central European country also has its dark sides. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
10-01-2017

European court: Swiss Muslim girls must take swimming classes with boys

Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to mixed school-run swimming lessons, Europe's rights top court ruled Tuesday (10 January), responding to a challenge by a Turkish-Swiss couple who argued the classes violated their beliefs.
Elections 06-09-2016

Schäuble teases massive tax cuts for late 2017

Germany has scope to cut taxes by around €15 billion after the country’s federal election in September 2017 despite increased spending on migrants, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said today (6 September).
Elections 12-07-2016

Europeans fear that refugee influx raises terror threat

A majority of Europeans fear the recent refugee influx will heighten the risk of terrorist attacks and cost their countries jobs and social benefits, and create further problems with the integration of Muslims, said a survey released yesterday (11 July) by the Pew Research Center.
Euro & Finance 01-07-2016

Schäuble wants to increase cooperation among member states following Brexit

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wants to deepen cooperation between the 27 remaining European Union countries after Britain quits with measures that include a joint asylum policy, Der Spiegel reported on Friday (1 July).
Future EU 23-06-2016

Zahradil: Brexit is not a good option for Central Europe

“Brexit will shift the geographical and geopolitical centre of the EU eastwards and Germany will become the dominant power of the bloc,” said Czech MEP (Civic Democratic Party ) and European Conservatives and Reformists Chairman Jan Zahradil.

New German immigrant integration law prioritises language skills

New job opportunities, more integration courses and new rules on housing: Germany’s new integration law is on its way towards final approval, but is not without its critics and shortcomings. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 21-04-2016

German regions want €12 billion to integrate refugees

Germany's regions, the Bundesländer, have requested €12 billion to pay for costs incurred in integrating refugees. However, finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble remains unconvinced. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 07-03-2016

Europe neglects integration of refugees as humanitarian tragedy looms

Refugees and asylum seekers risk suffering “long-term damage” due to ill-prepared policies to integrate them, the OECD has warned, while European nations start preparing for the worst.

France continues evicting Roma, cuts re-housing and integration efforts

France continued to evict thousands of Roma in 2015, and cut its re-housing efforts, as demand for housing soared due to the refugee crisis. Hostility to the minority in France is among the highest in Europe. EURACTIV France reports

Study: Shared housing for refugees limits integration

Currently, most refugees are living in shared accommodation. The Robert Bosch Foundation does not see this as a long term solution. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Euro & Finance 01-10-2015

Hollande and Merkel join forces to push for eurozone integration

Motivated by the urgent need for reform, the French and German heads of state will put aside their deep political differences and champion eurozone reform together. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 31-07-2015

Germany’s Schäuble wants to rebalance EU Commission’s role

Germany's finance minister wants to correct the balance between the European Commission's political role and its regulatory powers, reflecting concern in Berlin over the EU executive's neutrality as its political clout grows. 

Amid rising racism, Muslims embrace German values

A large portion of Muslims in Germany share the country’s democratic values, a Bertelsmann study shows, but unfortunately this fact is not recognised by a majority of the population, which views Islam as a threat. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, Germany. [Mehr Demokratie]
Euro & Finance 29-07-2014

German economist group attacks European banking union

A group of professors in Germany has filed a complaint against the EU’s new banking supervisory mechanism before the German constitutional court, claiming the European banking union has no legal basis in the EU treaties. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Foreign immigrants make up more than 38% of residents in Berlin's Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district, which is home to a thriving Turkish community. Berlin, 2008. [Sven/Flickr]
Global Europe 14-07-2014

European Court of Justice bans German language requirement for Turkish spouse visas

On Thursday (10 July) the EU’s top court ruled against Germany’s language requirement for Turkish spouses applying for residence in the country, rebuffing the German government and saying the right to family reunification is essential to integration in the member states. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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