French customs struggles to cope with No Deal Brexit planning

By |september 3rd, 2019|border checks, border management, Brexit, Calais, customs, France, Hard Brexit, international trade, News, UK|

On 26 August, the French Council of Ministers sacked Rodolphe Gintz after two years as customs chief. Meanwhile, the French customs office is facing up to the difficulties of preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EURACTIV France reports.

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EU will spend more on border and migration control than on Africa

By |avgust 1st, 2018|Africa, border management, Migration, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, refugee crisis|

The European Commission’s proposal to bolster Europe's borders would mean that for the first time the EU will spend more on migration control than on developing Africa, as the determination to ‘fortify’ the Continent prevails among national governments and institutions.

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From Queen Mary to Macron – the Calais problem is eternal

By |januar 17th, 2018|border management, Calais, EU migration, News, Xavier Bertrand|

If the frontier was on British rather than on French soil, the French believe the immigrants would not be drawn to Calais, writes Denis MacShane.

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Mogherini: ‘Illegal migration is a new form of slavery’

By |september 13th, 2017|access routes, border management, detention centres, Federica Mogherini, Lybia, Migration, MSF, News, Niger, Proactiva Open Arms, refugee crisis, slavery, UNICEF|

During a debate at the European Parliament on Tuesday (12 September), EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that illegal immigration managed by mafias is "a new form of slavery". EURACTIV Spain reports.

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Melilla: Spanish enclave in Morocco offers an exit route to Europe

By |avgust 16th, 2017|border control, border management, EU-Morocco, migrants, News|

Recent uprisings in the Moroccan region of Rif have transformed the city of Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, into an exit route for persecuted people seeking refugee status in the EU. EURACTIV Spain reports.

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