The College of Commissioners: What’s in a Name?

The College of Commissioners: What’s in a Name?

The incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has announced her proposed team of Commissioners to make up the College for the next five years, along with the “mission” she bestows on each of our aspiring heroes, ready to save Europe. A furore...
Ankara and Berlin at Odds over Turkey Agreement Implementation

Ankara and Berlin at Odds over Turkey Agreement Implementation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “open the gates” to Europe for Syrian refugees, unless a safe zone is established in Northern Syria. He also complained over disproportionate spending and insufficient support from Europe to Turkey. The German...
Asylum Decisions in the First Half of 2019: Unlocking Statistics*

Asylum Decisions in the First Half of 2019: Unlocking Statistics*

As EU-wide figures on first instance decisions on asylum applications during the first half of 2019 are expected to be made available soon by Eurostat, national statistics on first instance decisions from selected countries covered by AIDA, managed by ECRE, illustrate...