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Free movement at risk in heart of Europe as Swiss vote

Free movement at risk in heart of Europe as Swiss vote

The Swiss were voting Sunday on limiting immigration from the European Union, which, while not expected to pass, has sparked fears a shock "yes" could devastate relations with the bloc.The initiative, backed by the populist right-wing Swiss People's Party (

Swiss vote threatens free movement in heart of Europe

Swiss vote threatens free movement in heart of Europe

A Swiss vote Sunday on limiting EU immigration is not expected to pass, but fears abound that a shock "yes" could deal a fatal blow to relations with the bloc.The initiative, backed by the populist right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) -- Switzerland's lar

Brussels pushes tougher asylum rules to win backing for reform

Brussels pushes tougher asylum rules to win backing for reform

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed tougher border controls and streamlined procedures for expelling rejected asylum seekers as its migration reform plan was criticised as a climbdown to appease anti-immigrant member states. The long-awaited proposal

EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

Five years after Europe's migrant crisis, Brussels will propose on Wednesday that member states share the responsibility for asylum seekers under a "compulsory solidarity mechanism".The New Pact on Migration and Asylum will be unveiled by European Commissio