France’s President François Hollande and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss quotas for accepting migrants at their meeting today (24 August), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said yesterday.
The German Bundestag approved a third bailout package for Athens on Wednesday. The parliaments in Spain, Austria, Estonia and the Netherlands have also given it the green light this week. Some commentators see the move as proof of the resilience of European solidarity. For others, Europe has missed the chance to reshape its future.
For the first time, the far-right Sweden Democrats are the biggest party in Sweden. According to a Yougov poll commisioned by Metro, the extremists would receive 25.2% of the vote if there was an election today, ahead of the governing centre-left Social Democrats, at 23.4%.
The third Greek bailout and the challenge to national democracy (in Athens and beyond)
With the third Greek bailout officially under way, our policy analyst Vincenzo Scarpetta looks at how the debates and votes on the rescue package in a number of national parliaments have once again highlighted the underlying tension between Eurozone membership and national democracy.
Published on Jan 26, 2015
Since 2000, more than 27,000 migrants and refugees have died attempting the perilous journey to Europe. With an unprecedented number of people breaking through its heavily barricaded borders in 2014, the EU continues to fortify its frontiers.
VICE News presents Europe or Die, a new four-part series that documents the efforts of those risking their lives to reach Europe, and the forces tasked to keep them out.
In episode one of our series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travels to the border between Morocco and Spain, where West Africans in their thousands storm the razor-wire-clad fences. Many are beaten back by border police or illegally returned.
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