Closure of borders: Civil Liberties Chair demands proportionality and coordination within the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement of the Civil Liberties Committee Chair, Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) on the reintroduction of border controls at some Schengen internal borders due to coronavirus. “In the last days, several EU member states have reintroduced border controls at their internal borders within […]

‘Internal security’ or how to compromise citizens’ rights and also make huge profits

Only days if not hours after the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris, some governments and many politicians in Europe called for more and tougher internal security measures. Undoubtedly, such action would compromise the civil liberties of European citizens, but those governments and politicians don’t seem to mind. It seems that for them, further sneaking citizens’ […]