EU launches joint border guard at Bulgaria-Turkish border
The European Union launched its common border guard on Thursday, hoping it will help keep people away from a bloc that is still struggling with political aftershocks from an uncontrolled influx of refugees and migrants last year.
Overwhelmed by the arrival of some 1.3 million people last year, the EU has increasingly focussed on sealing its external borders. The new force is designed as a rapid reaction force to be deployed in any place seeing a sharp increase in immigration.
"The establishment of the agency is a symbol of the EU, of a Europe that is able to deliver, that is proving... read more
- 08:56 Crash causes significant delays on A590 between Ulverston and Barrow
- 08:56 Cumbria runners will finish marathon for chef Matt Campbell amid...
- 08:55 Cannabis plants and weapons found during police raid in Doncaster
- 08:55 Cumbria runners will finish marathon for chef Matt Campbell amid...
- 08:55 Four arrested in Blackpool drugs bust
- 08:53 Over a hundred schools in Scotland don’t have smoke detectors
- 08:52 Stolen car crashed in Sheffield after 'racing' around city suburb
- 08:52 Awards for police team tackling hare coursing in South Holland
- 08:51 Alexandra Palace’s ‘hidden’ theatre to reopen after £18.8m restoration
- 08:51 Red wine is the worst alcohol for your skin
- 08:51 There's now a graphic sex education book for five-year-olds - and...
- 08:51 Brit doctor 'on the run over £400,000 of missing NHS cash shoots...
- 08:51 Horrific moment crew member shot dead by officers filming reality...
- 08:51 Mum's joy as brain dead son makes miracle recovery despite advice...
- 08:51 Meet the Leeds super-slimmer who lost six stone after ditching...
- 08:51 Man Utd keen to sign Ryan Sessegnon, Jose Mourinho has scouted...
- 08:50 Bolton and Wicks lead Stratford AC’s herculean marathon efforts
- 08:50 Scarborough pals' backpacking video goes viral
- 08:50 Chelsea transfer news: £65m for Koulibaly amid Alonso exit fears
- 08:50 Dog rescued from canal in Radford Semele
- 08:49 RISE AND SHINE: All your latest morning news
- 08:48 West Cumbria roads blocked due to crash
- 08:47 Recommending e-cigarettes to help smokers quit is irresponsible...
- 08:47 Things to do in Birmingham on May Bank Holiday weekend
- 08:47 Donald Trump thanks Kanye West after rapper expresses 'love' for...
- 08:47 West Brom transfer rumour: Italian interest in Nacer Chadli
- 08:46 TSB drafts in outside help to fix IT chaos
- 08:44 Police set to target illegal parking at Derbyshire beauty spot as...
- 08:44 Diego Simeone names the Arsenal star he fears most ahead of Europa...
- 08:43 Prince Alexander now favourite in William and Kate’s baby name odds