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Warning over ferry link #terror risk

Warning over ferry link #terror risk

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is a “real” threat of terrorists crossing from Northern Ireland to Scotland by ferry, one of the UK’s leading terrorism experts has said. David Anderson QC gave the warning in a report written before he stood down as the UK independent terrorism reviewer. Officers at Scottish ports told him they had “incomplete and unreliable” […]

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MEPs and Council negotiators agree to waive EU visa requirement for #Ukrainians

MEPs and Council negotiators agree to waive EU visa requirement for #Ukrainians

Ukrainian citizens will be able to travel to the EU visa free under an informal deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday (28 February). Once the change enters into force, and provided they have biometric passports, they will be able to enter the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day-period for […]

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Commissioner Avramopoulos welcomes the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for #Georgia and the revision of the visa suspension mechanism

Commissioner Avramopoulos welcomes the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for #Georgia and the revision of the visa suspension mechanism

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (27 february), Commissioner Avramopoulos is in Tbilisi, Georgia, to welcome the adoption by the Council of the Commission proposal for visa liberalisation for Georgia. On this occasion he said: “I am very pleased with today’s final endorsement by the Council of the Commission’s proposal to grant visa liberalisation to Georgia. Today is a historic day for […]

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Back to #Schengen: Commission proposes that the Council allows member states to maintain temporary controls for another three months

Back to #Schengen: Commission proposes that the Council allows member states to maintain temporary controls for another three months

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has today recommended the Council allows member states to maintain the temporary controls currently in place at certain internal Schengen borders in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for a further period of three months. Despite the progressive stabilisation of the situation and the implementation of a series of measures proposed by […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: EU and Turkey discuss broader proposals

#EuropeanCouncil: EU and Turkey discuss broader proposals

On Monday 7 March 2016, EU leaders held a meeting with Turkey to reinforce their cooperation on the migration and refugee crisis.  EU leaders pushed for the full and speedy implementation of the EU-Turkey action plan, and the reduction of the number of illegal entries from Turkey to Greece. They also discussed some new proposals […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: Closing the Balkan Route – or not?

#EuropeanCouncil: Closing the Balkan Route – or not?

Another European Council meeting (EU summit) has started in Brussels today (7 March), hosting the heads of states or governments of all 28 member states of the European Union. This time, a non-EU-member is in attendance too: Turkey, represented by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. The reason for having a ‘guest’ attending this European Council […]

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Commission assesses progress by Turkey in visa dialogue

Commission assesses progress by Turkey in visa dialogue

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today (20 October) the Commission presented its first report on progress by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements set in its visa liberalization road map. “This first report shows that Turkey is doing effective efforts to meet the criteria identified in its visa liberalization road map and I welcome in particular the progress achieved in the […]

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