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Border Protection and Security in Europe – How can we make it work?

Border Protection and Security in Europe – How can we make it work?
IDU Side Event at the EPP Congress in Malta with Austria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz and Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of Great Britain Mark Field

The migration crisis with mass movements of people fleeing the war zones of the Middle East, illegal economic immigration, mainly coming from Africa, the increasing threat of cross-border terrorism as well as the movement of international organized crime, human and drug trafficking groups are the biggest challenges for European security today. Maintaining security and freedom for its citizens besides this reality is the utmost obligation for EU’s politicians and governments. This strongly requires a functioning protection of EU’s external borders as well as a controlled entrance and a thorough identification for those affected by war searching for asylum.

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General elections in Ecuador: Hope remains.

Last Sunday, general elections were held in Ecuador to elect President and national – provincial Assemblies. With 93% of the polling stations being polled in the presidential race, everything seems to indicate that there will be a second round to elect the president of the Ecuadorians for the next 4 years.

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