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MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to #Schengen area

| November 6, 2018

EU ministers should admit Bulgaria and Romania to the border check-free Schengen area as soon as possible, the Civil Liberties Committee has urged. MEPs reiterated on Monday (5 November) their call on EU ministers to take a swift and affirmative decision on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania as fully-fledged members to the Schengen area. […]

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New report highlights #refugees in Europe

New report highlights #refugees in Europe

| May 17, 2018

The European Foundation for Democracy is a Brussels-based policy institute dedicated to upholding Europe’s fundamental values of freedom and equality, regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion. This week they launched their report “Refugees in Europe – Review of Intergration Practices and Policies”. The report says:  “One of the greatest challenges facing twenty first century Europe […]

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MEPs urge member states to reach agreement on tackling #migration crises

MEPs urge member states to reach agreement on tackling #migration crises

| April 23, 2018

The time has come for EU leaders to take a decision on the burning issue of reforming the EU’s migration policy, say MEPs. In a debate assessing the outcome of the last EU summit in March, in the presence of European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, MEPs stressed the need to […]

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European #airline passengers face huge delays this summer

European #airline passengers face huge delays this summer

Thousands of flights recently had to be delayed because EU border controls are significantly understaffed to comply with tightened immigration checks — some passengers even missed their flights. During this busy summer travel season, airline travellers have become victims of the disproportionate impact that the implementation of a new EU Regulation is having on the […]

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#Refugees crisis: ‘The scenes of 2015 must not be repeated’

#Refugees crisis: ‘The scenes of 2015 must not be repeated’

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the civil liberties committee, Maltese minister Carmelo Abela pledged to tackle divergences among national governments on the issue of migration: “The basis of dialogue should be responsibility and solidarity. Directly or indirectly, all member states are affected by migration.” He added: “While we need to give refuge to those in need, we must be […]

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#Migrant farm workers may stay after #Brexit but red tape goes

#Migrant farm workers may stay after #Brexit but red tape goes

The UK Environment Secretary says she is “absolutely committed” to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit. Andrea Leadsom said that the government will ensure that the food and farming sectors have the labour that they need. Leadsom also said that leaving the EU will allow the government to slash “ridiculous” […]

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#Moria: EU asylum officers will resume activities when their security is guaranteed  #EUMigration

#Moria: EU asylum officers will resume activities when their security is guaranteed  #EUMigration

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday (24 October), the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) experienced a serious security incident in Moria, Lesvos, where a number of EASO containers and other logistical equipment were destroyed in a petrol bomb attack. EASO staff were evacuated and all migrants and staff are safe and accounted for. Officials are now assessing the situation and the […]

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