# EU border

A couple wear surgical masks while shopping in the Grafton shopping area of in Dublin on March 12, 2020. - Ireland on Thursday announced the closure of all schools and colleges, and recommended the cancellation of mass gatherings as part of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said "schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow (Friday)", as would state-run cultural institutions. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)
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Does virus crisis stoke case for united Ireland?

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred cooperation between Ireland and Northern Ireland, as the disease spreads without regard for borders, but will the crisis bolster the case for unification?
Commuters talk after being rejected by the Hungarian police at the Nickelsdorf-Hegyeshalom border crossing on the Austrian-Hungarian border on March 18, 2020. Photo: Alex Halada / AFP
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Virus frontier closures hamper cross-border workers

Workers who rely on shuttling across frontiers in Central Europe face a difficult dilemma now that the coronavirus pandemic has seen several countries shut their borders
A Eurotunnel employee stands in front of a truck heading for Britain during Brexit test day at the entrance of the Channel tunnel in Calais, northern France on September 17, 2019. Photo: Denis Charlet / AFP
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No-deal Brexit: How EU members are preparing

With the spectre of a no-deal Brexit looming on October 31, EU members are taking measures to cushion their economies, safeguard trade with Britain and protect citizens' rights
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation address in front of his party members at Varkert Bazar cultural centre in Budapest on February 18, 2018. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP
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Hungary’s Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has vowed to oppose an EU plan aimed at bolstering the bloc's external borders, accusing Brussels of wanting to take away Hungary's control of its own frontiers.
"Yes we are global payers, but we have to be global players too," the head of the EU executive told lawmakers Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
"Yes we are global payers, but we have t […]

Juncker urges EU to become ‘global player’ with muscular foreign policy

Europe must become "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says in his annual address to parliament.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker listens during a joint press conference with the Austrian Chancellor during a visit of the College of Commissioners in Vienna on July 6, 2018. Photo: Georg Hochmuth / APA / AFP
President of the European Commission Jea […]

EU to offer new proposals on external border protection: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the body will unveil new proposals in September on ways of protecting the EU's external borders.