Tusk warns refugees away from Europe

Speaking in Athens on Thursday (3 March), Council President Donald made a pathetic appeal to ‘economic’ migrants not to come to Europe.

EU asylum seekers ‘doubled in 2015’

The number of people seeking asylum in the European Union in 2015 reached 1,255,600 – more than double the previous year, new figures suggest.

‘Do not come to Europe’ – EU’s Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk warns illegal economic migrants against coming to Europe, during a new push to solve the EU migrant crisis.

Debate: Tusk warns off migrants

EU Council President Donald Tusk has warned “illegal economic migrants” against coming to Europe. He said that the Schengen rules would enter into force again and refugees would be stopped at the EU’s external borders. Is this appeal a good move?

VIDEO: The man who built a Calais ‘Jungle’ school

Nigerian migrant Zimako Jones told BBC News about the school he built in the Calais “Jungle”
The EU on Friday (4 March) unveiled a “roadmap” to end border controls imposed by member states because of the migrant crisis and restore by the year’s end the Schengen passport-free travel area.

Brussels Briefing: Tusk talks Turkey

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Tusk stops in Athens Thursday morning to meet with Greece’s Alexis Tsipras en route to Ankara

Brussels Briefing: Cypriot escape

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Cypriot finance minister Harris Georgiades, left, with eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Migrant crisis dominates Sweden’s politics

Swedish government struggles over migrant crisis
Europe needs to get serious about open data

Saturday (5 March) is Open Data Day, and Paul MacDonell calls for EU member states to commit to opening data in the public sector, as the potential benefits are huge.
From London to Athens, Europe is an empty shell

Optimists affirm that the EU-UK agreement has a positive side: London cannot veto the will of other member states pursuing an “ever closer Union”. This is true, but only formally. Italiano.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey.

 

Facebook to pay millions more in UK tax

Social media giant Facebook is set to pay millions of pounds more in tax in the UK after a major overhaul of its tax structure.

Migrant crisis: Have EU promises been kept?

How far is EU off-target on migrants?

VIDEO: Slovakia’s PM takes anti-migrant stance

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico is hoping his anti-migrant position will get him re-elected in 5 March elections.

Spanish princess appears at fraud trial

Spain’s Princess Cristina testifies for the first time at her trial for alleged tax fraud, answering only the questions posed by her own lawyer.

VIDEO: Fighting fires in Calais ‘Jungle’

Fire crews have been battling to extinguish flames after fires broke out in the migrant camp known as the Jungle in Calais.

VIDEO: The Putin parody that’s gone viral

A musical parody of Vladimir Putin by Slovenia’s Eurovision host is scoring nul points with fans of the Russian president.

Greek Cup cancelled after violence

This season’s Greek Cup is cancelled after the semi-final between PAOK Salonika and Olympiakos was abandoned.

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