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Defending fundamental rights and solidarity in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

By Birgit Sippel / 18 December, 2020

In September 2020, the European Commission finally presented its New Pact on Migration and Asylum. The proposals were supposed to inject much-needed momentum into the reform of the European asylum system, which the Council has delayed for too long. But again, we see that Member States maintain well-known positions to...

The European Union on better tracks, but…

By Maria João Rodrigues / 14 December, 2020

The last European Council was important to put the European Union on better tracks, culminating the long and dramatic effort which was undertaken by larger European and progressive forces to respond to the current unprecedented and multidimensional crisis. Nevertheless, daunting challenges are still ahead of us. The swift implementation of...

FEPS post summit briefing: European Council, 22-23 June 2017

By Vassilis Ntousas / 27 June, 2017

When European leaders met in Brussels last week (22-23 June), security and defence was high up on the agenda against the backdrop of recent London attacks. But heads of state and government also debated climate change, trade and the single market. The EU Council also had a special meeting to...

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