European ID Cards No Longer Accepted at Post-Brexit UK Borders
A post-Brexit rule banning the use of ID cards from the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) for entering Britain came into effect on Friday, according to the UK government. Under plans announced by the government one year ago, most...
Greece Defends Use of Sound Cannons to Deter Migrants at Borders
Greece defended its use of sound cannons to stop migrants crossing at the Turkish border on Wednesday amidst European Union criticism.
European Parliament Discusses Replacing FRONTEX with New Agency
The full revision of the EU border agency FRONTEX’s mandate and its renaming to European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) to allow for a better and faster safeguarding of the EU's external borders was discussed in the session of...
Avramopoulos: All Border Controls for 5 EU Countries Must Be Extended
Internal border controls imposed by five Schengen-area countries will have to be extended by an additional six months as there are still some problems with the external borders, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Wednesday. He noted that...
European Commission Sees Gaps in Greece's Border Control
A European Commission report finds that there are gaps in Greece's border controls regarding Europe's external borders. "There are still some gaps to be addressed and concrete actions need to be undertaken," said EC deputy spokesperson Mina Andreeva in a...
German Chancellor Merkel Indirectly Calls Out Greece on Border Protection
German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone. Her comments indirectly slammed Greece for not establishing sufficient border controls. "We need to protect our external borders...
Commision Leaves Door Open for Border Controls within Schengen
Commission proposal has been forwarded that allows the Member States of the Schengen Agreement to bring back border controls under strict conditions, in the case of mass entrance of illegal immigrants. According to the existing law, a Member State...