Green MEP Ska Keller kicked-off Euronews’ series of interviews with those in the running for the EU’s top job. Keller is among those hoping to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission after May’s elections. There is a host of other candidates also in the running, like Frans Timmermans, currently the EC’s first vice-president, who is nominated by the socialists. We’ll be interviewing him on Friday (April 26), followed by: Violeta Tomic, candidate of the Left (April 30), Guy Verhofstadt, representing the Liberals (May 13) and Jan Zahradil from the Conservatives (May 14). Here is an overview of Keller's answers to European citizens who took part in the discussion on Thursday (25 April). Climate change "Climate change is now on the top of the agenda where it belongs," Ska Keller told Euronews with reference to recent climate protests that have dominated the news agenda in recent weeks. Asked whether she supported direct action - such … [Read more...] about Watch: ‘EU should put climate above trade,’ says Ska Keller in bid for Brussels top job
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Elena Becatoros, Associated Press Updated 4:02 am CDT, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 FILE - In this Wednesday May 2, 2018 file photo, children play at a makeshift refugee camp outside Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. European governments breathed a sigh of relief as the European Union reached a deal with Turkey designed to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants heading into the heart of Europe. For many of those who had fled war, hunger and poverty hoping for a bright future on the continent, the deal shattered their dreams. less FILE - In this Wednesday May 2, 2018 file photo, children play at a makeshift refugee camp outside Moria on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. European governments breathed a sigh of relief as ... more Photo: Petros Giannakouris, AP … [Read more...] about 3 years on, what’s become of the EU-Turkey migration deal?
Updated 6:20 pm CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 FILE - In this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 file photo, children play inside the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to scrap its part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey, designed to reduce unchecked migration to Europe from the east. In a statement Thursday, Dec. 6 20 groups sharply criticized the winter living conditions in Greece's eastern Aegean island migrant camps, where asylum-seekers are held under the 2016 agreement. The statement called for all camp residents to be moved to mainland Greece or other EU countries. less FILE - In this Wednesday, May 2, 2018 file photo, children play inside the Moria refugee camp on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece. Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to ... more Photo: Petros … [Read more...] about Rights groups urge Greece to scrap EU-Turkey migrant deal
Aritz Parra and Barry Hatton, Associated Press Updated 10:30 am PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 FILE - In a Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, the Aquarius rescue ship enters the harbor of Senglea, Malta. Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 that it rescued more than 400 people from 15 small boats, most of them off the country’s southern coast, while humanitarian groups lamented that the sole private rescue boat operating near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route risked being put out of action by Italy’s anti-migrant leaders. less FILE - In a Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, the Aquarius rescue ship enters the harbor of Senglea, Malta. Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 that it rescued more than 400 people from 15 ... more Photo: Rene Rossignaud, AP Refugees and migrants carry their belongings after they disembark from a ferry, at … [Read more...] about 5 EU countries reach deal to end limbo of rescued migrants
VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini denied on Friday having reached a deal with Germany to take back migrants who had already applied for asylum in Italy, saying he wanted more concessions from Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced on Thursday he had secured an accord with Italy over the issue on the back of similar deals with Greece and Spain. Earlier this year Chancellor Angela Merkel's government almost collapsed because of a row over migration and border controls. Ever since, it has pressed southern EU states to take back asylum seekers previously registered in these countries. Seehofer told the German parliament on Thursday that he expected to sign the Italian deal shortly, but Salvini cautioned on Friday that he wasn't ready to put his name to the accord. "My signature is still not there because I'm waiting for further clarification," Salvini said following a conference on migration and security hosted by Austria in Vienna. … [Read more...] about Italy hesitates over refugee deal with Germany, seeks concessions