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15 November 2019

Refugee chaperones are accessories to traffickers, German court rules

"A refugee who was told by a smuggler to look after several women and children during the perilous journey to Europe also committed a crime, the court ruled. "The defendant is both victim and perpetrator," the judge said."

15 November 2019

‘Welcome to Europe. Now Go Home.’

"The overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will."

15 November 2019

Rule of Law in the EU: lost and found?

An online symposium containing a selection of articles on the rule of law in the EU.

15 November 2019

Border controls 'the norm' in some EU states since 2015

The reintroduction of internal border controls in the Schengen area has gone on for years longer than legally permitted.

15 November 2019

Dear President Macron, being a migrant is not a crime

A letter from the former Lord Mayor of Sheffield to President Emmanuel Macron.

14 November 2019

Greece illegally deported 60,000 migrants to Turkey

"Greece illegally deported 60,000 migrants to Turkey, documents released by Turkey reportedly show. The process involves returning asylum seekers without assessing their status."

14 November 2019

EU: Fair Trials: Consultation Paper on e-evidence

"Faced with increasing use of electronic evidence in the context of criminal investigations, both the US and the EU have expressed the willingness to modernise the tools enabling cross-border access to electronic data for law enforcement authorities, and to cooperate further in the exchange of electronic data. This is an opportunity for the EU and the US to set a gold standard for the world."

14 November 2019

The End of Parliamentary Government in Europe

"Has parliamentary government, after almost two hundred years of honoured service, come to an end in Europe?"

14 November 2019

Greek islands: Aegean Boat report: 4 -10 November 2019

The latest update on migration to the Greek islands.

14 November 2019

AYS Digest 9–10/11/19: Bosnian police now beats and robs people, too

Abused in a Bosnian police station: “they even took my asthma inhaler”

13 November 2019

Here to fight: building communities of resistance

"Two new anthologies of pieces from the magazines Race Today and Race & Class recall important struggles on the streets, the factory floors and in communities, linking them to both class and global internationalism."

13 November 2019

Exposed: Malta’s secret migrant deal with Libya

Office of the Prime Minister official Neville Gafà acted as intermediary in deal

13 November 2019

The era of killer robots is upon us

A new report from the organisation Pax looks at the development of automated weaponry.

13 November 2019

Europe’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population Peaks in 2016, Then Levels Off

A study by Pew Research Centre estimates that the number of "unauthorized immigrants" in the EU has levelled off in recent years.

12 November 2019

Belgian asylum centre set on fire

"During the night of 10 November a planned asylum centre in the city of Bilzen, in the Belgian province of Limburg, was set on fire."


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