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EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

Jan 11, – European Union vice president Frans Timmermans said Turkey and Brussels had to speed work up on implementing the action plan, while Ankara reaffirmed it was looking at a measure to tempt more Syrians to stay in Turkey by granting them work permits. The number of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey […]

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Refugee crisis to test EU at summit of divided leaders

Refugee crisis to test EU at summit of divided leaders

Sep 21, – German chancellor Angela Merkel called on her peers on Sunday to accept joint responsibility. Bitterly-divided European leaders will seek to find a credible response to the continent’s worst migration crisis since World War Two at an emergency summit this week. “Germany is willing to help. But it is not just a German […]

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IS poses ‘immediate’ threat to Europe – US

IS poses ‘immediate’ threat to Europe – US

Sep 06, – The danger presented by jihadists potentially returning to the West to carry out attacks has prompted more cooperation between US and European intelligence agencies in a bid to track terror suspects, the officials said. Islamic State extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria pose an “immediate” threat to Europe as a significant number […]

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Will the EU roll back renewables to cut energy costs?

Will the EU roll back renewables to cut energy costs?

May 23, AP – Renewable energies, such as wind, solar and water, require continued support in Europe, according to EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger. Reductions in greenhouse gases must also continue, the commissioner said adding that 20 percent of Europe’s energy demands will be met by renewables by the year 2020. EU leaders want to see […]

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