Sunday 5. December 2021

Schengen: a visible success to be promoted

European Union

There are a billion reasons to maintain the Schengen zone as a space of freedom of movement.

The EU steps up its effort to protect victims of crime

European Commission

According to the European Commission, up to 15% of the European Union’s population may be victims of crime within EU territory every year, with consequences not only for them but for their family members as well.

Refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria: what sort of welcome awaits exiles?

Jesuit Refugee Service

Anne Ziegler is a project coordinator at the St Vartan Centre (Jesuit Refugee Service) at Aleppo in Syria. She describes the alarming situation of Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan.

Amending FRONTEX for a credible control of the EU borders

European Union

Relevant changes in the Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders will improve a common answer to the new challenges.

Commission tries to tackle the issue of property rights for ‘international couples’

European Commission

It is estimated that about 16 million ‘international couples’ currently exist in the European Union. One of the most relevant aspects of such situations concerns the regulation of the property rights of these couples.

A stress test for solidarity

European Union

The pressure of migration on Malta and Italy is increasing, while the achievement of a true European solidarity faces problems of consistency and Schengen is going to be revised.

Justice & Home affairs

European Union

The Roma issue at the top of the EU political agenda

The Roma issue is one of the top priorities under the Hungarian Presidency

Justice & Home affairs

European Union

The fight against trafficking in human beings: a new step in the EU

Last March, the European Commission launched a Proposal for a new Directive on preventing

Justice & Home affairs

European Union

New EU rules for cross-border divorces and legal separations: ambitions and doubts

It has been estimated that out of the approximately 122 million marriages

Institutional Affairs

European Union

The European Citizens’ Initiative:

the corner stone of a European Public Sphere?

The Regulation adopted by the European Parliament


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