EU citizens should be barred from taking jobs if a qualified Austrian has applied to the same position, says Austria's centre-left chancellor.
Estonia has voted to ban entry to foreigners deemed guilty of human rights abuses in a law targeting Russia and inspired by the Magnitsky case.
Lack of lawyers and other staff has caused logjams on asylum claims, which particularly hurt children, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency told MEPs.
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A German-led group of EU states is trying to block plans for greater tax transparency, amid the restart of an iconic whistleblower case.
The European Court of Justice will examine the case of a Syrian family who wants to go to Belgium. Its decision will apply to all EU countries.
Denmark's government and political parties are examining a draft agreement that would secure links with Europol starting May 2017, in a follow-up to a referendum last year that rejected full membership into the EU law enforcement agency.
EU states approved a new Swiss law that will allow EU citizens to work freely in Switzerland despite a 2014 referendum on immigration quotas.
Banks will now have 48 hours to freeze assets in accounts spread across Europe flagged as belonging to people aiming to use it for terrorist operations.
The EU is rolling out plans to improve a large police database in an effort to avoid repeats of allowing terrorists, like Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam, from slipping by police due to poor data quality.
The Commission is hoping that Trump, the incoming US president, will back down in a potential visa war, but terrorist attacks in Europe could make that less likely.
National governments cannot order the blanket collection and retention of data on electronic communications, the bloc's top court ruled. It could serve a blow to the UK's mass surveillance programme.
EU states reached an agreement on a firearms directive that imposes further restrictions and oversight on semi-automatic weapons. The heavily lobbied bill sparked heated debates by pro-gun groups.
The forthcoming EU presidency will seek compromise on asylum policy and push forward discussions on the control of external borders, Maltese interior minister Carmelo Abela told EUobserver.
EU interior ministers agreed to start legislative talks with the EU parliament to expand the scope of an asylum database, Eurodac, to include migrants and stateless people.
EU lawmakers reached an agreement with member states on new draft rules to ID check every person leaving and entering the EU.
Negotiators behind a bill to tighten the EU directive on firearms are hoping to agree a deal, but signs are emerging of possible deadlock.
The European joint police agency said that the group had shifted focus to so-called soft targets, because indiscriminate attacks on ordinary people have shown most successful in terrorising public opinion.
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An anti-terror bill is likely to sail through the EU parliament in December, despite serious concerns raised by rights groups over its broad understanding of what constitutes terrorism.
The EU Commission wants bills on terrorism, firearms and systematic ID checks on every EU national wrapped up before the end of the year.
Co-legislators disagree with EU commission plans to ban semi-automatic weapons that resemble their military grade counterparts.
The British government has announced it will opt in to the EU police agency's new regulation after May 2017
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden will be allowed to extend internal border checks following approval by the EU council, representing member states.
Europe and the US need an "intelligence hub” to fight terrorism, with grand ideas on EU military integration unlikely to bear fruit, Germany’s former spy chief has said.
Romania and Morocco have the highest number of expats in prison in the EU while Lithuania has the highest percentage of their expat population in jail.
Poland has accused the European Commission of lacking objectivity and understanding of the intricacies of the Polish legal system.
Scores of children are sleeping rough on the ruins of the Calais jungle after French authorities declared the end of evacuation.
UN allegations of unlawful returns of asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey mark another blow to the credibility of the EU-Turkey migrant swap deal.
Privacy advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland is challenging Privacy Shield at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, it has been revealed.
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Norway granted three-month extensions on border controls despite fall in migrant numbers.
EU security commissioner Julian King says around 2,500 Islamic State militants in the Mosul area are from Europe, and they could flee if the city falls.
Plans to extend internal border controls in Austria, Denmark, and Germany after a mid-November deadline were met with scepticism by the EU commission.
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