The European Commission has called for legal action to be taken against Italy for breaking EU fiscal rules. The country's public debt stood at over 132% of GDP in 2018, far above the EU's 60% limit.
Frontex registered a 46% increase in migrants arriving from Turkey in 2019, despite a deal with the EU to curb migrant influx into the bloc. The agency is also planning a massive new dedicated border force.
EU figures estimate that 6.9 million children in Europe reside in a country different from the one on their passport. Around two-thirds of these hail from outside the bloc. The figures are rising, albeit not that fast.
The European Commission says eight member states are at risk of breaching the bloc's tough public spending rules next year. It wants surplus-running countries such as Germany and the Netherlands to spend more.
EU leaders called for emergency talks in Brussels to seek a ceasefire in the oil-rich North African nation. Britain, France, Germany and Italy have appealed to Turkey's president not to interfere in the Libyan conflict.
© 2020 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version