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EU agrees to trigger never-before-used law to host Ukrainian refugees
More than one million Ukrainians have fled the country since the invasion began one week ago, with the vast majority arriving at neighbouring EU countries.
Brussels will apply a never-used EU law to host Ukrainian refugees
The 2001 EU directive will allow member states to grant temporary protection to those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
EU ready to host Ukrainian refugees, says Commissioner Ylva Johansson
The bloc has "contingency plans" in case the situation in Ukraine deteriorates and people begin to flee the country.
Brussels wants EU police to cooperate better to fight organised crime
According to Europol, 80% of gangs are involved in cross-border crimes.
Brussels accused of 'weakening asylum rights' to manage Belarus crisis
The European Commission is facing backlash after it proposed to give Poland, Latvia and Lithuania more flexibility to process asylum applications.
EU urged to stand firm against 'desperate and illegitimate' Belarus
A surge of migrants attempting to cross into Poland from Belarus has brought international condemnation and threats of more sanctions against Lukashenko's regime.
UN chief 'asked EU states to take in more than 40,000 Afghan refugees'
It came as the European Commission hosted a high-level forum about the resettlement of Afghan refugees.
EU suspends visas for Belarusian officials amid migrants row
Brussels believes the Lukashenko regime is sending migrants towards the EU's eastern border in order to destabilise the bloc and sow chaos.
'EU must intervene before Afghan refugees arrive at external borders'
Ylva Johansson said the European Union must support countries neighbouring Afghanistan to help them host displaced people fleeing the Taliban rule.
Belarus migration is 'act of aggression towards EU', says Johansson
"Member states are in a position to decide how they protect their external borders and they are the best ones to assess how to do that," Johansson added.
Brussels unveils plans to reform borderless Schengen Area
The European Commission wants to improve the management of the external borders and also strengthen cooperation among Schengen states.
EU plans to boost power of border agency Frontex raise eyebrows
The move from the European Commission raised concerns due to the ongoing investigations surrounding the border control agency.
EU migration chief welcomes Frontex suspension of operations in Hungary
EU migration chief welcomes the decision of Frontex to suspend operations in Hungary
EU migration chief urges Frontex to clarify pushback allegations
Ylva Johansson, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs, calls on Frontex, the EU’s border agency, to clarify accusations of involvement in migrant pushbacks.
EU interior ministers pledge to take down terrorist content
A strengthened role for Interpol in intelligence sharing is among the ideas that are being discussed in a virtual meeting hosted by European Commissioner Ylva Johansson.
New pact to force EU countries to take more migrants
EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson says she's already bracing for tough resistance from Hungary, Poland and northern European nations.
Airlines urge joint US-EU COVID-19 testing programme for travellers
Airlines wrote a letter to US Vice President Mike Pence and EU home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson requesting a joint testing programme.