Europe loses unity over Coronavirus

“Papiere bitte!” (Papers please!) is an order that hasn’t been uttered in a long time at the border with Germany, but as a citizen of Luxembourg (a small monarchy between Germany, France, and Belgium) I would now hear it if I were trying to enter. Berlin has ordered the closure of the borders to Luxembourg, […]

[Reportage] Situatioun un der amerikanesch-mexikanescher Grenz

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass de 6. Mäerz iwwerdroe ginn. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Déi Lëtzebuerger Europadeputéiert Isabel Wiseler war op Auslandsmissioun an Amerika, fir sech d’Situatioun op der Grenz mat Mexiko unzekucken. Eng Woch hunn d’Europaparlamentarier vum Mënscherechtscomité an Amerika verbruecht, fir ze verstoen, wéi mat […]

The new refugee crisis will be Europe’s stress test

Turkey and Syria are headed towards war, after 30 Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by the Syrian government in a zone previously negotiated to be safe for them. At the same time, Turkey and Russia are also in a de facto war, with Ankara going beyond what are normally considered retaliatory strikes. The […]

[Reportage] Isabel Wiseler: EU-Memberstaate misste gezwonge ginn, mannerjäreg Flüchtlingen opzehuelen

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass de 19. Februar iwwerdroe ginn. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. Zënter e puer Méint beschwéiert sech Griicheland bei aneren EU-Memberstaaten, dass hinne bei mannerjärege Flüchtlingen net gehollef géing ginn. D’Europäesch Kommissioun zu Bréissel deet sech schwéier, fir een eenheetlechen EU-System fir d’Flüchtlingsfro ze […]

Europe has constructed 1,000 km of border walls and fences

If you voted for Donald Trump on the basis of a three-word, three-syllable chant, it was probably “we will win,” “lock her up,” or “build the wall.” Regarding the latter, proponents of less immigration have reason to be frustrated. Prior to the midterm elections, the Republican-held presidency, Senate, and House barely moved an inch on […]

The tides are turning on free movement in Europe

When a country joins the European Union, it has to accept the “four freedoms,” namely the free movement of capital, goods, services, and people. This is different from a European treaty that exists independently of the EU: the Schengen agreement.

Kosovans deserve visa-free travel

A generation of young Kosovans has been taught that freedom of movement is conditional on productivity, and that their productivity is conditional on their freedom of movement. Let’s avoid a generation of “trapped” youth.