A week before the European Council, the coronavirus is dominating the agenda. The EU is struggling to find solutions - but the world is not standing still and other challenges remain acute. Austria's EU Minister Karoline Edtstadler (ÖVP) tells EURACTIV how the virus will affect the summit and explains Austria's position in the crisis.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday (17 March) discussed the migrant crisis and the situation in Syria's rebel enclave of Idlib, with the leaders of France, Germany and Britain.
EU spokesperson Peter Stano has warned Turkey to stick to its recent “clear” commitment and stop undermining chances to sort out the ongoing crisis with Brussels by threatening to keep borders open for migrants.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Wednesday (11 March) he would keep Turkey's border open for refugees until the EU had met all his demands, while comparing Greece's response to the crisis to the Nazis.
Stern-faced EU leaders warned President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (9 March) to respect the terms of a previous deal to keep migrants away from Europe's borders, after the Turkish leader came to Brussels to demand more support.
Migration crisis talks were set to be held between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and senior EU officials in Brussels on Monday (9 March), as Germany said the bloc was considering taking in 1,500 child refugees.
The EU is willing to provide more money for migrants stranded in Turkey, but Ankara must refrain from using them as a bargaining chip, the bloc's foreign ministers announced after an extraordinary meeting about the crisis in Syria's northwestern Idlib ...
"Millions" of migrants and refugees will soon head towards Europe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Monday (2 March), as he maintained pressure on Western countries over the Syrian conflict.
Austria will stop any migrants attempting to rush its border if measures to halt them in Greece and through the Balkans fail, conservative Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said on Sunday (1 March).
The situation at the Greek-Turkish land border worsened dramatically on Saturday (29 February) following Ankara's official decision to let thousands of migrants enter EU territory.