The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59 | No Comment

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

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Substantial changes are finally under way in the Swedish gambling sector
13 Nov 2017 – 14:41
Substantial changes are finally under way in the Swedish gambling sector

As several European countries are expected to re-regulate their gambling markets or at least to inch closer to doing so, Christofer Fjellner MEP writes about substantial changes that are underway in the Swedish online gambling …

Finding answers to today’s mass movements of refugees and migrants
13 Nov 2017 – 14:23
Finding answers to today’s mass movements of refugees and migrants

As a growing number of people are on the move, searching for safety from persecution and conflict, hoping to reunite with their families, or seeking economic security in the face of poverty or the adverse …

Europe needs a labour migration policy reform
13 Nov 2017 – 14:11
Europe needs a labour migration policy reform

For many years, the majority of migrants coming to Europe were people seeking a better future for themselves and their families. The fact that people challenge the unfair distribution of the world’s wealth and living …

Towards a long-term framework for migration governance
13 Nov 2017 – 14:00
Towards a long-term framework for migration governance

International Organisation for Migration Deputy Director General, Ambassador Laura Thompson says now is the moment to devise a long-term framework which would allow up-dating and interlinking the existing laws and policies as well as addressing …

A response guided by human rights
11 Nov 2017 – 14:13
A response guided by human rights

No one pretends there is an easy way for the European Union to manage the flow of asylum seekers and other migrants arriving by boat from Libya. Yet there are certain basic principles of human …

Julian King : EU needs concerted and collaborative effort against terrorism
09 Nov 2017 – 16:29
Julian King : EU needs concerted and collaborative effort against terrorism

As extremists are increasingly using the internet to radicalise the vulnerable and marginalised online with their poisonous ideology, the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King raises the bar in Europe’s fight against online …

We will defeat terrorism by uniting digitally
09 Nov 2017 – 16:28
We will defeat terrorism by uniting digitally

As extremists are increasingly using the internet to radicalise the vulnerable and marginalised with their poisonous ideology, Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Estonia, Andres Anvelt discusses current measures to tackle online radicalisation …

Malta’s proposals on asylum, migration and border control
09 Nov 2017 – 16:25
Malta’s proposals on asylum, migration and border control

The new innovative IT border system is an important element of the EU’s Smart Border Initiative, and the primary focus of the Maltese Presidency, to improve security in the EU. Maltese Minister for Home Affairs …

Britain’s security will suffer after it leaves the EU
09 Nov 2017 – 12:13
Britain’s security will suffer after it leaves the EU

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly stated that Brexit means Brexit. However, security is so interwoven into the fabric of European cooperation that a cliff-edge abrupt withdrawal from all EU security machinery would …

Migration and security – a misunderstood relationship
07 Nov 2017 – 14:31
Migration and security – a misunderstood relationship

Migration and security are topics that have topped the European Union’s agenda for two years now. However, what is neither understandable nor justifiable are the cynical attempts we have been seeing to define migration as …