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Germany expands border controls to include EU travelers

The German government and local authorities have heightening measures in a bid to stem spread of COVID-19 across the country, closing the borders both...

IOM and UNHCR temporarily suspend resettlement departures for refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), decided to temporarily suspend resettlement departures for refugees, over health concerns...

Von der Leyen optimistic about COVID-19 vaccine before autumn

In a video published prior to Tuesday's teleconference meeting with EU27 leaders, Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President and a trained doctor herself...

Eurozone finance ministers point at €410 bn bailout fund

Eurozone finance ministers at a Monday videoconference asked from the bloc's bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to consider ways of tackling the...

European Commission's latest response to COVID-19

After having faced sharp criticism from within the EU over its inactivity in assisting the country's within the bloc that have been the hardest...

EU27 leaders greenlight European border shutdown

The leaders of the EU27 bloc gave the nod on Tuesday to the Commission's proposal for a 30-day non-essential travel ban from third countries...

Macron says France is 'at war' with Coronavirus

As the European Commission proposed on Monday a 30-day non-essential travel ban from third countries to the EU in a last-ditch effort to stem...

EP Civil Liberties Chairman Aguilar demands proportionality and solidarity within the EU

Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, a member of the Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties,...

Commission offers financing to German biopharma CureVac for COVID-19 vaccine

The European Commission announced on Monday it had offered €80bn of financial support to the German pharmaceutical company CureVac, to speed up the development...

Commission proposes 30-day non-essential travel ban to the EU

The European Commission has proposed a 30-day ban on all non-essential travel from third countries to the EU area, in an effort halt COVID-19...

Italy sees death toll rocketing, hospitals in crisis

While the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases across Europe is rising dramatically, Italy remains the second country most harshly hit by the virus' outbreak...

Belgium activates emergency measures to halt COVID-19 spread

Sophie Wilmès, Belgium’s Prime Minister, announced on Thursday a series of emergency measures to stem spread of Coronavirus, following a long meeting of the...

Mitsotakis warns EU of 'asymmetric' threat from Turkish border, Johansson calls for respecting asylum law

Amid preparations of EU's new Pact on Asylum and Migration, Ylva Johansson Commissioner for Home Affairs visited Athens on Thursday, to hold talks with...

European Parliament to 'shut down'

All European Parliament's meetings and activities were suspended until March 30 and staff were asked to telework as much as possible, due to the...

Erdoğan in Brussels to hold talks over migrants crisis

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is visiting Brussels on Monday, amid an ongoing crisis at the Greek-Turkish border, after the country "opened the gates...

Brussels' action plan to support Greece

EU Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and the Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson announced that Brussels has adopted an action plan for Greece that would...

Commission's climate law is 'surrender', activists say

"Net zero emissions by 2050 for the EU equals surrender," said Greta Thunberg and 33 more youth climate activists in an open letter sent...

EU unveils its first climate law

Europe's plan to transition to irreversible climate neutrality was rolled out by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on March 4, a move that...

Frontex to launch rapid border intervention at Greece's external borders

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has agreed to deploy a Rapid Border Intervention Team (RABIT) at Greece's sea borders in the...

EU leadership to visit Greek-Turkish border alongside PM Mitsotakis

The chiefs of European institutions will visit the Greek-Turkish border in northern Greece along with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday, as thousands...

COVID-19: Commission launches 'Corona response team'

As the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Europe is on the rise and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has...

A new chapter in EU-Africa partnership

Europe is seeking to open a new chapter in EU - Africa partnership, by fostering relations with its "sister continent" as Ursula von der...

Commissioner Johansson sees new ways of managing migration

"I want to restart the EU's migration debate from the scratch," said EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson during her short visit to...

COVID-19: EU advances efforts to tackle outbreak, pledges €232 million aid

EU's Health Chief, Stella Kyriakides and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič announced on Monday that €232 million will be allocated by the European...

EU officials meet Cyprus' Anastasiades amid growing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean

Amid growing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades met with EU officials in Brussels, where he...

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