Migration remains on top of EU’s agenda

Migration remains on top of EU’s agenda

The European Commission has taken stock of its migration policy since 2014 and the challenges ahead after the European Parliament elections in May. Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Commissioner responsible for migration, highlighted the progress made until now but did not hide that the crisis is still not over. “Irregular arrivals are now lower than before the crisis, the European Border and Coast Guard has brought joint EU border protection to a new level and together with our partners we work on ensuring legal pathways while stepping up returns,” he said at…

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Brexit protests close Belgian motorway

Brexit protests close Belgian motorway

A protest by French customs has closed the Adinkerke (Oostduinkerke) crossing on the E40/A16 Brussels-Dunkirk motorway. French customs in the ports of Calais and Dunkirk have been working to rule in protest against French unpreparedness for Brexit and poor working conditions for four days now. The French customs say they need more staff to cope with Brexit-related red tape and deserve a pay increase. Since the protests started thousands of lorries have been stuck in a jam between the Belgian border and the French Channel ports. “This can’t continue like…

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