Is Greece an entry point for terrorists?

As was widely reported, Greece was warned last week that it faces suspension from the border-free Schengen zone if authorities fail to adequately revamp its control of the EU’s external borders and deal with refugee arrivals more efficiently. Such a decision would cause much controversy as the Schengen agreement constitutes one of the fundamental pillars […]

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Solidarity out of self-interest

Crisis mode has become the new normal for European leaders. Over the past five years, the EU has held its breath over the euro crisis leaving visible scars on its functioning and the way, how Member States deal with each other. Dissent over the right prescriptions for the crisis management brought about severe tensions between […]

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Joint police operation Amberlight: critics miss the real questions

On April 1st, EU Member States launched a two-week joint police operation (JPO), codenamed “Amberlight”, under the aegis of the Latvian EU Council Presidency. These specific operations, that are meant to tackle illegal immigration, received harsh criticism from fundamental rights and migrant groups in the past. Amberlight, however, is of a different nature. Caught in […]

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