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Newly appointed EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Ilkka Salmi speaks during an interview at the EU headquarters in Brussels on December 7, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
Newly appointed EU Counter-Terrorism Coo... […]

Afghan debacle weighs on EU’s anti-terror coordinator

The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan and the prospect of new flows of un-vetted migrants into Europe have seized the attention of the EU's new counter-terrorism coordinator
EU border agency Frontex will deploy a surveillance plane "day and night to help the French, Dutch and Belgian police," French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced. Photo: Marc Sanye / AFP
EU border agency Frontex will deploy a s... […]

Surveillance plane to be deployed over Channel to monitor migrants

The EU border agency will deploy a plane 24-hours-a-day over the Channel coast to monitor migrant crossings, France says after pushing European partners for help in cracking down on people-smuggling
The European Commission continues to hold back approval of 36 billion euros ($41 billion) Poland wants from EU coronavirus recovery funds because of Warsaw's perceived roll-back of democratic norms. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
The European Commission continues to hol... […]

EU, Poland still at odds despite united front on migrants

Warsaw and Brussels may have put on a united front over the Belarus migrant crisis, but analysts doubt the cooperation will extend to their longstanding row over judicial independence
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus border prepare to transport an elderly female member of a Kurdish family from Dohuk, Iraq to the town of Narewka, Poland, on November 9, 2021. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus borde... […]

All roads lead to Belarus on Iraq ‘package deals’

Iraqis willing and able to pay thousands of dollars for would-be "package deals" to the EU via Belarus have several itineraries to choose from. With many stuck at the Belarus-Poland border, AFP spoke to travel agents and migrants