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11th Dec 2017

Ticker

Commission proposes better protection for child migrants

"One in three asylum seekers in Europe is a child," said migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, while presenting on Wednesday a list of priorities for better protection for migrant children. A guardian should be appointed for each unaccompanied minor and avoid the detention of children. The commission also argued that states should systematically report and exchange information on all missing children and speed up family tracing and family reunification procedures.

Opinion

Iceland: further from EU membership than ever

With fewer pro-EU MPs in the Iceland parliament than ever before, any plans to resume 'candidate' membership of the bloc are likely to remain on ice, as the country prioritises national sovereignty and a more left-wing path.

Romania wants EU signal on Schengen membership

Bucharest expects other member states to decide on its accession to the passport-free area before it takes the rotating EU presidency on 1 January 2019 - amid criticism of a controversial new justice reform.

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