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Take the EU-Turkey migration deal back to the drawing board, EU leaders urged

This week EU leaders will meet to finalise an agreement with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of migrants along the Balkan route. European Conservatives and Reformists group home affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope MEP has written to all 28 EU leaders and the Presidents of the European Council and Commission urging a rethink of the agreement.

Commission report on migration shows progress

Today the European Commission released its report on the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda for Migration for Italy, Greece and the Western Balkans as well a report on the implementation of the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan. The commission also took a series of infringement decisions and held discussions on the management of the Schengen Border, ahead of next week’s European Council meeting.

Kirkhope speaking on EU renegotation

It is my view that the UK proposals, that we now have, are the basis of a good deal, a deal which includes all four of my Prime Minister's issues, and which, with this progress, could be convincingly put to the British people.

Welcome for extension of EU criminal records system

Checking the criminal records of people entering the EU marks an important step in delivering more confidence in migration, and has long been called for by European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) MEP Timothy Kirkhope.

EU Air-Traveler Terror Proposal to Be Widened, Lawmaker Says

The European Union will probably broaden a plan for airlines to give national governments in Europe information on passengers because of heightened terrorism concerns following this month’s attacks in Paris, said a leading EU lawmaker.