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    • 16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

      16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

      A coalition of sixteen US states filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare a national emergency in order to use emergency funds to spend billions of dollars on his border wall with Mexico. First announced by Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra, the suit alleges that the president's order violates the Constitution as it is contrary to the Presentment Clause that outlines legislative procedures and the Appropriations Clause, which defines Congress as the final arbiter of public funds.

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    • Strengthening Schengen

      Strengthening Schengen

      The Council adopted last Monday the Commission's proposal to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS), which is Europe's most widely used information sharing system for migration, security and border management, the EU press service reported. A political priority for 2018-2019 and a key element for the future interoperability of EU information systems, the reinforced SIS will help border guards and police to better track down dangerous criminals and terrorists.

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    • EU floats new compromise to keep Irish border soft

      EU floats new compromise to keep Irish border soft

      European Union negotiators have floated a tentative Brexit plan to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and to give Britain stronger guarantees that a customs border would not be needed along the Irish Sea, the FT wrote. Last month, EU negotiators offered to include a plan in the withdrawal agreement to keep mainland Britain in a customs union after Brexit in order to avoid a hard border.

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    • New rules for checks at national borders

      New rules for checks at national borders

      Internal border checks within the Schengen area would be limited to a maximum of one year, instead of the current two-year period, the Civil Liberties Committee agreed on Monday. The draft report which was adopted by 30, to 13, with 12 abstentions also requires the the initial period for border checks for foreseeable events to be limited to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

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    • Two Koreas to remove weapons at border

      Two Koreas to remove weapons at border

      North and South Korea agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarised zone village of Panmunjom - the "truce town" that straddles their border. The move comes shortly after troops from both sides started removing about 800,000 landmines buried along the border with the aim of reducing tension between the two countries. The announcement also comes amid expressed US concerns that the inter-Korean military initiative could undermine defense readiness.

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