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Urgent security action needed over #Calais violence against trucks says #IRU

Urgent security action needed over #Calais violence against trucks says #IRU

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Actions to further improve security are urgently required if the violence and criminal damage being faced by truck drivers and operators in Calais is to be halted. Organized attacks on moving vehicles and attempts by clandestine migrants to stow away on board vehicles are unacceptable. Urgent and immediate action to improve the security situation on […]

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#RefugeeCrisis: EU Fisheries Control Agency to help detect migrant boats

#RefugeeCrisis: EU Fisheries Control Agency to help detect migrant boats

  The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) which centralises and coordinates EU member states’ fisheries inspections, will be empowered to use the data provided by its ship reporting systems to detect vessels carrying migrants under updated rules approved by Parliament’s Fisheries Committee on Tuesday. It will also be able to and conduct new types of operations […]

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#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

President Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed Maarten Verwey to act as the EU Coordinator to implement the EU-Turkey statement. This follows the agreement by heads of state or government meeting in the European Council today that “the Commission will coordinate and organise together with member states and agencies the necessary support structures to implement it effectively.” Following […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

Talks with Turkey on dealing with the refugee crisis should not be linked to the country’s efforts to join the EU, warned Martin Schulz in Brussels. The European Parliament president addressed European heads of state and government at the start of the EU summit on 17-18 March dedicated to the migration crisis and economic priorities. […]

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#RefugeeCrisis: ‘European Parliament fixes refugee crisis’, says EPP

#RefugeeCrisis: ‘European Parliament fixes refugee crisis’, says EPP

On the eve of the last European Council at the beginning of March, the European Parliament has set out the way forward on the refugee crisis. Today 16 March, the Civil Liberties Committee adopted a report on tackling migration from all aspects and lays out the European Parliament’s political direction on this very important subject. […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

While heads of state and governments will try to work out the details of the EU-Turkey migration deal during the last European summit in Brussels on 17-18 March, parliamentary committees will also be dealing with migration issues this week. MEPs vote on proposals for relocation schemes for refugees and EU humanitarian visa and also asses […]

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#GermanRegionalElections: Worrisome day for Angela Merkel – Conservatives lose two out of three regional elections

#GermanRegionalElections: Worrisome day for Angela Merkel – Conservatives lose two out of three regional elections

Sunday (13 March) was a very important day for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but a rather worrisome one. In three German federal states (Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt) almost 13 million people have been called upon to vote their regional parliaments. These elections have been of high importance as they can be seen as a first significant […]

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