UN voices concern over refugee treatment at EU borders
31 January 2021 | 2:39 pm
The United Nations refugee agency has warned that the idea of asylum is under attack in Europe, with refugee pushbacks at external borders increasingly common.
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The European Parliament has been sending delegations to the region as it edges towards an EU-ASEAN parliamentary assembly. But the bloc is fractured over who should lead EU foreign policy.
Chinese students with scholarships are bound by contracts with gagging clauses, but that contravenes the academic freedom guaranteed by Germany's constitution. An investigation by DW and CORRECTIV.
The European Union is looking at how to boost ammunition supplies in both the short and long term at a meeting in Stockholm. A top EU official has called for "a war economy."
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EU politicians hope a deal cutting energy consumption will fight climate change and curb the continent's reliance on Russian fossil fuels. It will go to the European Parliament and countries for a final vote.
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European bailiffs could soon start seizing Malaysian state-owned property over a land dispute dating back to 1878.
It was like an estranged couple agreeing to give themselves another chance. Announcing the "Windsor Framework" in late February, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen were emphatic that the UK and the EU are allies, trading partners and friends.
Talking Europe speaks to European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, whose wide-ranging portfolio covers migration and asylum, security issues, education and what the EU calls "promoting the European Way of Life", among other things. We focus on migration and the EU's efforts to rectify what Schinas calls a historic failure to build a cohesive asylum and migration policy.
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