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Cameron threatens free movement of persons

British Premier David Cameron is considering introducing migration quotas for EU citizens. Observers say the move is meant to take the wind out of Eurosceptical Ukip's sails. Will the other member states condone this attack on freedom of movement?

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Friday, 11. December 2015

Don't make too many concessions to London

British Prime Minister David Cameron asked Poland on Wednesday to support the negotiations for keeping his country in the EU. But Poland must not simply go along with everything the UK wants, the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita points out: » more

24 Chasa - Bulgaria | Monday, 7. December 2015

Cameron needs Borisov to counter Ukip

British Prime Minister David Cameron met with his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov in Sofia on Thursday. They no doubt talked about limiting the number of Bulgarians moving to the UK, the daily newspaper 24 Chasa writes and comments on the British leader's motivation: » more

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 7. January 2015

Germany can't afford a Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed in her meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Wednesday that she considers the free movement of persons sacrosanct. Nevertheless she'll have to make concessions regarding Cameron's call for reforms, the conservative paper The Daily Telegraph believes: » more

The Observer - United Kingdom | Sunday, 23. November 2014

UK should learn immigration policy from Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced plans for an executive order which would give legal status to five million illegal immigrants. The US leader is taking a far more reasonable stance than the British Conservative and Labour parties, the left-liberal Sunday paper The Observer believes: » more

Main focus of Friday, 21. November 2014

Ukip clinches second seat in parliament

The Eurosceptic Ukip party won a second seat in the British House of Commons on Thursday in a by-election in the southern English town of ... » more

Pravda - Slovakia | Friday, 21. November 2014

Migration is top topic in elections

The fact that the Eurosceptic Ukip won another parliamentary seat in a byelection in Rochester on Thursday doesn't surprise the left-leaning daily Pravda: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Friday, 21. November 2014

Cameron pushes party colleagues to desert

Ukip candidate Mark Reckless is already the second Tory MP to have defected to Ukip and secured re-election to a parliamentary seat. Prime Minister David Cameron triggered this trend himself with his anti-EU rhetoric, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore criticises: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Wednesday, 12. November 2014

Cameron still at mercy of Eurosceptics

The ECJ's ruling won't end the debate about "poverty migration" in the UK because David Cameron remains at the mercy of the Eurosceptics, the liberal business daily Il Sole 24 Ore comments: » more

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | Wednesday, 12. November 2014

Benefits ruling shows limits of solidarity

The decision of principle by the European Court of Justice is correct and will ease the situation in cities with many immigrants, the left-liberal daily Süddeutsche Zeitung writes: » more

Der Standard - Austria | Wednesday, 12. November 2014

EU should open job market to asylum seekers

The EU should open its labour market to refugees from outside Europe as a consequence of the ruling by the European Court of Justice, the left-liberal daily Der Standard argues: » more

Irish Examiner - Ireland | Tuesday, 4. November 2014

Freedom of movement: EU majority backs Merkel

The German government made it clear on Monday that it sees the EU's principle of freedom of movement as non-negotiable. With this clear stance vis-à-vis British Prime Minister David Cameron it speaks for the majority of EU citizens, the liberal daily Irish Examiner comments approvingly: » more

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Monday, 3. November 2014

Brexit not an option for Berlin

In the end the government in Berlin will be willing to reform the EU's migration regulations simply because it can't afford and doesn't want a Brexit, the conservative Daily Telegraph believes: » more

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Tuesday, 4. November 2014

Put Cameron in his place

It's right to put Cameron in his place, the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung confirms: » more

Pravda - Slovakia | Tuesday, 4. November 2014

Merkel speaks for all Europe

The attempts of British Prime Minister David Cameron to restrict freedom of movement have galvanised not just Berlin but all Europe into action, the left-leaning daily Pravda comments: » more

Postimees - Estonia | Monday, 3. November 2014

Cameron's copycats endanger freedom of movement

British Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to curtail immigration by introducing a quota system which would also apply to nationals from other EU countries. The liberal daily Postimees fears the step could be copied elsewhere and endanger the free movement of persons as a guiding principle of the EU: » more

Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Thursday, 30. October 2014

London and Bern not really united on immigration

British Prime Minister David Cameron is considering introducing immigration quotas for EU citizens, according to media reports. For Switzerland, which has already requested a renegotiation of the free movement of persons with the EU, Cameron's move is advantageous only at first glance, the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes: » more

De Morgen - Belgium | Tuesday, 4. November 2014

Don't keep British in EU at any price

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has finally drawn the line, the left-liberal daily De Morgen comments approvingly: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Wednesday, 29. October 2014

Cameron exploits refugees for election campaign

London's argument that the rescue mission will only encourage further refugees is motivated by Prime Minister David Cameron's fear of losing next year's elections, the liberal business paper Il Sole 24 Ore speculates: » more

Berlingske - Denmark | Thursday, 23. October 2014

Don't leave London alone with benefits tourists

British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to present a plan for slowing down the immigration of citizens from other EU states to Britain by Christmas. The liberal-conservative daily Berlingske calls for solidarity with the British: » more

The Times - United Kingdom | Thursday, 16. October 2014

EU won't tolerate Cameron's anti-immigration plans

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Thursday that he would have "one last go" at limiting immigration from other EU countries. He doesn't stand a chance with that in the EU, the conservative daily The Times warns: » more

The Guardian - United Kingdom | Sunday, 2. November 2014

Berlin Wall the best anti-Brexit argument

This week will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event testifies to the success of the EU as a peace project, and should show the British that leaving the Union would be a mistake, former British minister of state for business Pat McFadden writes in the left-liberal daily The Guardian: » more

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 14. October 2014

Philip Johnston on the Brits' identity crisis

The rise of the populist Ukip party, which last week won its first elected seat in the House of Commons, and of the Scottish National Party (SNP) reveal a crisis of identity in British society, columnist Philip Johnston writes in the conservative Daily Telegraph: » more


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