The Bulgarian Presidency: more about style than substance

By |julij 13th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Presidency, Dublin Convention, Eurozone, News, refugee crisis, Schengen, Western Balkans|

With no major faux pas or any ground-breaking policy change to speak of, Bulgaria’s first term as EU President is unlikely to go down in the annals of history. Yet Sofia can nevertheless look back on its six months in office with a sense of satisfaction, writes Vladislava Gubalova.

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EU struggles to settle refugee quotas row by June

By |januar 26th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Common Asylum policy, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Dublin Convention, Hungary, News, Poland, refugee quotas, Slovakia, Thomas de Maizière, Visegrad Four|

EU ministers yesterday (25 January) started their countdown toward overhauling their asylum rules by a June deadline but struggled to settle a row over refugee quotas that has dogged them since the migration crisis erupted in 2015.

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Countdown begins for tough EU asylum reform by June

By |januar 25th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Donald Tusk, Dublin Convention, European Asylum System, News, refugee crisis|

Bulgaria today (25 January) launches the first of several meetings aimed at bridging an east-west split over reforming Europe's asylum rules by June, when Sofia's EU presidency ends and the migration crisis could flare anew.

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Blocked humanity

By |december 1st, 2017|asylum claims, Dublin Convention, Dublin regulation, firt-country principle, Greece, immigration, Italy, Libya, News, refugee crisis, refugee policy, Turkey|

The Dublin regulation, allocating asylum claims to the first port of call on a migrant's journey, is unfit for purpose. The European Parliament has come to a shared position that guarantees fair treatment of refugees and shared responsibility in the EU. Now it's up to member states to do their share, writes Cornelia Ernst.

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Refugee hotspots in Italy and Greece ‘not yet adequate’, say EU auditors

By |april 25th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Central Mediterranean route, Denmark, Dublin Convention, Dublin regulation, Germany, Greece, hotspots, Italy, migration crisis, News, refugee crisis, Sweden|

The EU’s emergency response to the 2015 refugee crisis, by creating arrival ‘hotspots’ in Greece and Italy, has left reception centres that are “not yet adequate”, according to a damning new report by the EU Court of Auditors.

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