Tagged: EC

After Turkish provocations, EC calls on Ankara to respect member states

Turkey’s escalating rhetoric with regard to Greece’s sovereignty over islets in the eastern Aegean drew a stern response from the European Commission on Friday which called on Ankara “to respect the sovereignty of EU member-states over their sea and air space.” Speaking to reporters, European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijancic said that the EU is urging […]

EC proposes new rules for granting asylum and resettlement for migrants

The European Union’s executive arm is proposing new EU-wide rules for granting asylum and resettlement for migrants, among the most controversial of political issues in many European countries. The proposals were made public Wednesday by EU officials. In a statement, EU Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said the proposed reforms “will make sure that […]