Ahead of special EU summit:  Commissioner Johansson regards building walls around the EU as “not a good solution”

Ahead of special EU summit:  Commissioner Johansson regards building walls around the EU as “not a good solution”

With rising migration numbers putting pressure on the EU, the heads of state and government of the Member Countries are expected in Brussels next week to discuss this matter, among others. On Tuesday, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson discussed border walls, the Schengen area, the Dublin Regulation and the new pact on migration with the enr-correspondents.

Social inequality in Europe

Social inequality in Europe

2022 has been a rough year for many. The economy was still recovering from the pandemic and the restrictions that came with it. Russia waged war against Ukraine and the European continent faced high inflation rates. Despite stable unemployment rates in the EU, the situation does not look rosy for young Europeans.

Migration crisis at Europe’s doorstep

Migration crisis at Europe’s doorstep

Amid the French-Italian controversy over migrants, Brussels wants to combat illegal migration in the Central Mediterranean with a new action plan. However, the greater challenge is bound to be what is probably the most active migratory route in Europe – the Western Balkans.

Europe in brief: EU states agree to train Ukrainian soldiers, MEPs discuss Schengen expansion, and Mediterranean countries call for a fair distribution of the migration load

Europe in brief: EU states agree to train Ukrainian soldiers, MEPs discuss Schengen expansion, and Mediterranean countries call for a fair distribution of the migration load

The EU member states have reportedly agreed to establish training programs for Ukrainian forces. Furthermore, MEPs discuss expanding the Schengen zone, the EU supports Bosnia and Herzegovina in dealing with irregular migration, border security, and human trafficking. And a plan for a “gas price corridor” has been drafted by four EU countries.