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.
MEPs have urged Sweden to end border checks with Denmark and to take better care of unaccompanied refugee children.
The bloc agreed to measures which make it possible to freeze assets and impose travel bans on people linked to the Islamic State and Al-Qaida.
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Austrian lawmakers are set to pass a law that would prevent people from applying for asylum once a self-prescribed upper limit has been reached.
The small Caucasian republic could get an EU visa waiver before its parliamentary elections in October. Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine are also on the list, but may have to wait longer.
Plans to extend internal border controls in Austria, Denmark, and Germany after a mid-November deadline were met with scepticism by the EU commission.
MEPs in the civil liberties committee threaten to take the commission to court unless it takes action over continuing visa restrictions the US places on five EU states.
EU states have agreed to grant visa-free travel, likely by the end of the year, to Georgian nationals, leaving Kosovo, Turkey and Ukraine in the queue.
Germany orders the US firm to stop collecting data "with immediate effect" and Italy wants details on the information it gathers on users.
Intelligence agencies in Europe launched an "interactive operative real-time information system" in July to collect data on jihadist suspects, EUobserver has learned.
Neelie Kroes held a secret offshore company but did not declare it during her 10 years as an EU commissioner, leaked documents from Bahamas show.
Passenger flight details of EU citizens retained and used by Canadian authorities pose a host of problems when it comes to fundamental rights, according to an opinion by the EU bloc's court.
Delaying visa liberalisation for Georgians, after the country has met all the EU benchmarks, would harm our credibility as a soft power.
One year into a two-year plan to relocate 160,000 refugees, the EU has managed about 4,500 people, amid boycotts and mounting xenophobia.
Turkey's EU minister said in Bratislava his country will continue to respect the migration deal, but would not do more until it gets visa-free EU travel.
Two Turkish ministers said that Ankara would end the agreement to reduce the number of migrants coming to Europe if it does not get visa-free travel to the EU.
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The interior minister warns against "stigmatisation" of Muslims after a woman was fined for wearing a scarf and leggings on a beach.
The EU executive supports the former head of the Greek statistic office, who faces criminal charges for accurately reporting deficit figures.
A row over the introduction of a computer system for officials to declare their interests threatens to torpedo Ukraine's visa deal with the EU.
The clock is ticking towards Poland's EU deadline to solve it's constitutional crisis, after the government's latest attempt to repair the situation was ruled unconstitutional by the country's constitutional court.
Turkey's president Erdogan on Sunday repeated his call to reintroduce the death penalty at a rally of some 1 million people. Meanwhile, Austria wants an end to all EU accession talks with Turkey following Erdogan's increasing grip on power.
The EU and the US are is unfairly pressuring Kosovo to ratify a border deal with Montenegro against the will of the opposition. It could bring trouble to the Western Balkans region.
Julian King is set to become EU commissioner in charge of launching the "security union" - the fight against terrorism, radicalisation, organised crime, and cybercrime.
Belgian prosecutors told they can keep going after the EU's anti-fraud chief, Kessler, over alleged illegal wire-taps, in a case that risks harming the EU's image.
Immigration and terrorism top people's concerns in Europe - a shift since the economic crisis. But the EU commission flattered itself in its reading of the latest polls.
After several attacks committed by asylum seekers in Germany, the chancellor said she would "stick to principles" and continue to welcome refugees.
The EU commission said there is systemic threat to rule of law in Poland and gave new ultimatum. Poland said commission is "losing its authority".
The “threat” of further attacks remained “high” in France and in Germany, French leader Francois Hollande has said after Islamic State claimed responsibility for murdering a Catholic priest.
Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who chairs the French data protection authority, said they would review Privacy Shield next summer.
Two men have murdered a priest in a Roman Catholic church in northern France in what is being investigated as a potential terrorist attack.
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