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Switzerland’s arrangement with the EU involves legal compromises the UK isn’t willing to make.
The migrant centre on the Greek island of Samos is surrounded by three layers of fence and barbed wire. According to authorities, it is designed to host up to 3,000 people, of which 2,100 will have a “controlled access” and 900 will be in detention waiting to be sent back to Turkey (21 July, 2021).
In the wake of revelations on the EU’s failure to protect migrants, an MSF doctor details how those seeking to reach Europe’s shores are increasingly falling prey to violent deterrence methods.
African residents in Ukraine wait at the platform inside Lviv railway station on Feb. 27, 2022.
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Ukraine’s history with the former Soviet Union and its current relationship with the European Union inform how refugees move across borders. While race plays a role, citizenship is also an important factor.
Hungarian police officers check cars at the Nickelsdorf-Hegyeshalom border crossing at the Austro-Hungarian border on 18 March 2020. Hungary’s closure of its land borders following the coronavirus crisis caused massive delays for passengers and carriers – including those seeking entry from other Schengen members.
What parallel can be drawn between the Schengen countries’ management of the migrant crisis in 2015 and their response to the current health epidemic?
At the Slovenian-Italian border post near Nova Gorica on 11 March 2020.
The Covid-19 pandemic is prompting Europeans to rethink their relationship to borders. Faced with the threat of the spread of the disease, should the border be a wall or a filter?
Brexit supporters gather during a rally in London in late August 2019, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament.
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The United Kingdom pretty much did what it wanted in the EU. That it chose to pursue a national agenda of austerity and neoliberalism has nothing to do with Europe.
A guide from an EU law expert for British citizens who will be elsewhere in the EU on a no-deal Brexit day.
Pro-Europeans protest against the rulling coalition Social Democrat Party (PSD) next to the Romanian Atheneum during the ceremony of taking over the Presidency of EU Council in Bucharest January 10, 2019.
With Romania at the helm of the EU, many fear that there’s a bumpy ride ahead. But there’s no need to worry (too much).
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Because of its geography, the UK must put an end to uncertainty over asylum policy after Brexit.
Viorica Dăncilă is seen as a puppet PM.
Romania is leading the European Council for six months. But its government has been dogged by corruption scandals and judicial overreach.
If the UK left the EU without a deal, it could have an impact on passports, driving licences and mobile phone charges.
Follow our lead.
Norway’s relationship with the EU is carefully managed – what lessons does it have for Britain after Brexit?
Better get cracking.
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The self-confessed europhile will need to respond to concerns about the EU if he is to succeed as French president.
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What do border walls cost? And do they work?
No checks, for now.
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The EU is tightening security on its own borders.
Syrians arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome in February.
Safe passage for vulnerable refugees could help stop thousands from making a perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
The other side of the tracks: security remains tight at Calais.
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Calls to amend the Le Touquet treaty between Britain and France are growing louder.
Norway, Switzerland, Canada and a WTO-only trade relationship are are the obvious options for the UK post-Brexit.
Asylum seekers are held at the Macedonian border.
As the philosopher once described, states obsessed with the health of their own people often create the conditions for others to die.
Refugees are escorted to especially chartered trains after they arrived at the main train station in Munich.
How asylum seekers became political pawns in Germany’s foreign policy agenda.