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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.
12.07.2018, Austria, Innsbruck: The interior ministers (l-r) Vesna Györkös Znidar (Slovenia), Horst Seehofer (Germany, CSU) and Kai Mykkänen (Finland) at the EU Justice and Home Affairs Minister meeting. The German Minister of the Interior Seehofer discusses for the first time in the circle of his EU colleagues about the European asylum policy. On the sidelines of the meeting of EU interior ministers in Innsbruck, the CSU leader with countries such as Greece will also explore the possibilities of taking back refugees. Photo: Barbara Gindl / APA / dpa +++ dpa imagefunk +++
12.07.2018, Austria, Innsbruck: The inte […]

EU interior chiefs cautious of Austria’s asylum restriction plan

At the meeting of the EU interior ministers in the city of Innsbruck most of the ministers expressed reservations about the Austrian plan in the file of asylum.
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by NGOs 'SOS Mediterranee' and 'Medecins Sans Frontieres' in the Mediterranean, 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquar […]

EU leaders seal migration deal after marathon talks

EU leaders clinch a migration deal during all-night talks that Italy's hardline new PM said meant his country was "no longer alone" in shouldering the responsibility for migrants.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel smiles prior to a party leadership meeting at the Christian Democrats (CDU) headquarters in Berlin on June 18, 2018. Photo: Tobias Schwarz / AFP
German Chancellor and leader of the Chri […]

Merkel faces ultimatum from ally over migrants

Hardliners of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc are poised to give the German leader an ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching the country into a political crisis.