Outcry over EU 'way of life' migration portfolio

Outcry over EU 'way of life' migration portfolioAn EU Commission proposal to brand its powerful migration portfolio as "protecting the European way of life" sparked outrage from European lawmakers Tuesday who called it a worrying use of far-right rhetoric. The row erupted after incoming European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen named her cabinet for the next five years and gave the controversially-named job to Greek former MEP Margaritis Schinas. Migration is an explosive topic for the von der Leyen commission that is taking office on November 1, as far-right parties make electoral gains Europe-wide by stoking fears of a migration "invasion" from Africa and the Middle East.

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