Spain did a 180 degree turn and decided to recognize Kosovo passports. This means that anyone with a Kosovo passport will be able to travel throughout the Schengen area without a visa, considerably strengthening Kosovo passports.
Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani calls for the creation for an EU army. This is not a novel proposal, yet it remains an elusive goal of the EU.
As Israel’s democracy becomes unstable along with rising housing and living costs, Israelis have been moving elsewhere. Only 40 minutes away by airplane, Cyprus has become a popular destination. This allows Israelis to visit family while also allowing Israelis to get a permanent residency permit in Cyprus through investing. Cypriots have become increasingly unhappy as home prices have started to soar. Time will tell how relations develop between Cypriots and Israelis.
In recent years EU member states have invested in the construction of barriers and other tools to keep migrants physically out of their nations. Cyprus is taking a different approach by launching a social media campaign with data that demonstrates the harsh reality of how hard it is to be accepted for asylum in the EU member state.