EU and Switzerland agree on free movement

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The EU approved a new Swiss law on Thursday (22 December) that will allow EU citizens to work in Switzerland, opening the way to solve a two-year crisis.

An EU-Swiss joint committee, where all 28 EU states are represented, said that the law passed last Friday in the Swiss parliament would limit the effect of a 2014 referendum to introduce immigration quotas into the Swiss constitution.

One of the consequences of the referendum would have been to limit the free movement of EU workers to Switzerland, a member of the passport-free Schengen area. Continue reading

EU free movement has allowed ISIS sleeper cells into the UK, warns security chief

US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper claimed the European Union’s freedom of moment has allowed ISIS to plant sleeper cells across the continent as they prepare to launch devastating attacks.

The intelligence official warned the packs of crazed jihadis have been planted in Britain, Germany and Italy.

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Report: Greece threatened with Schengen suspension

If it does not improve control of its borders and reception of migrants, Greece could be faced with a suspension from the free movement Schengen area.

According to the Financial Times, the threat has been made to the Greek government by several EU officials including Luxembourg’s foreign minister Jean Asselborn, whose country holds the EU rotating presidency.

EU interior ministers meeting in Brussels Thursday (3 December) are expected to ask for more measures from Greece to control the flow of refugees to Europe, improve registration, and step up cooperation with the EU.

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