July 2018

ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbourg: A European flag blows in front of the European Parliament. (dpa "Merkel and Macron want investment offensive for Europe" from 19.06.2018) Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa
ARCHIVE - 12.04.2016 - France, Strasbour... […]

EU offers experts, money to member states opening ports for migrants

The issue has returned to the headlines as Italy has closed its ports to rescue boats, arguing that other EU countries must take in more migrants.
22.07.2018, Sweden, Grotingen: A helicopter fights a forest fire near Grotingen. The forest fires rage spread all over Sweden. The three largest in central Sweden alone are more than 20,000 hectares in size. Photo: Robert Henriksson / TT NEWS AGENCY / dpa +++ dpa broadcast +++
22.07.2018, Sweden, Grotingen: A helicop... […]

EU ramps up assistance to combat ‘unprecedented’ blazes in Sweden

Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades which prompting the government to seek help from the military.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker listens during a joint press conference with the Austrian Chancellor during a visit of the College of Commissioners in Vienna on July 6, 2018. Photo: Georg Hochmuth / APA / AFP
President of the European Commission Jea... […]

EU to offer new proposals on external border protection: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the body will unveil new proposals in September on ways of protecting the EU's external borders.
The flags of the EU member states are displayed with the EU flag on a table at the European Information Center in Erfurt, Germany, 08 February 2017. Das wünschen sich viele: Dass alle in Europa zusammenstehen. Foto: Jens Kalaene/dpa/archive
The flags of the EU member states are d... […]

The path to the EU

EU enlargement: Requirements for accession include abidance with EU regulations, approval by EU institutions and member states and the consent of the country’s citizens.