Euro News – September no. 2

 

Migration :

Hungary announces the building of a second line of fencing on the Serb border

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on 26th August that it was to build a second anti-migrant fence to strengthen the one already set up a year ago along the Serb border mentioning the risk of a further influx of refugees.

Illegal border crossings in the first quarter

According to data published by Frontex on 25th August 284,525 people were detected in the first quarter of the year as they tried to cross the external borders of the European Union

Commission :

The Commission puts forward fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea in 2017
On 29th August the European Commission presented its proposals establishing fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea in 2017.

Improving the collation of social data

On 24th August the European Commission adopted a draft regulation regarding new integrated means to collate and use data from social surveys.

Parliament :

The European Parliament returns to work after summer recess

On 29th August MEPs started back to work in the parliamentary committees. On the programme discussions over the creation of a common list of safe countries of origin, updating firearms acquisition and ownership rules and the European Union’s budget.

Diplomacy :

Informal meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers

On 2nd and 3rd September European Foreign Affairs Ministers met in Bratislava to exchange views on foreign and security policy issues (counter-terrorism, Turkey, candidate countries, the future of the Eastern Partnership).