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Including: Presentation of the English version of the Atlas of Migration 2019.
"Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again used the millions of refugees hosted in the country as a bargaining chip against the European Union."
"A German public prosecutor’s office is investigating the shooting of the ship "Alan Kurdi". Its crew could be caught between the fronts of two coastguards equipped and trained by different EU missions."
An update from Bordermonitoring Bulgaria.
"Spot checks at ferry ports and on trains and vehicles follow attacks in Copenhagen area."
"Thousands of Poles took part in a nationalist march through the capital Warsaw on Monday (11 November), chanting “God, Honour, Fatherland”, with the march leaders protesting against same-sex liberties, globalism and abortion.
"On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, a new report reveals the European businesses profiting from the construction of new walls across Europe. It identifies three key players – the arms firms Thales, Airbus and Leonardo – as well as a whole host of construction, shipping, technology and security firms from across Europe winning border militarisation contracts."
"Justice officials in England and Wales are facing renewed calls to deal with thousands of prisoners still jailed under an abolished Kafkaesque sentencing regime that a report has branded “deeply harmful” for families."
Over 1,000 people died or went missing whilst attempting to reach Spanish soil between January 2018 and April 2019, the result of 70 shipwrecks and 12 missing boats on routes crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, traversing the Alboran Sea and travelling to the Canary Islands.
"Italy is calling for government-run migrant centres in Libya be taken over by UN agencies, public news agency ANSA reported on Wednesday. Rome wants to review a 2017 deal with Libya for combatting immigration."
"I am writing in relation to a July 9 statement made by Croatian President Gabar-Kitarovic during an interview with Swiss channel SRF, where she admitted knowledge of pushbacks of migrants by Croatian border officials from Croatia to Bosnia Herzegovina and that sometimes force is used."
Joint press release from Migreurop, AEDH, ASGI, EuroMed Rights and Gisti.
The European Commission’s decision to give the green light to Croatia’s membership of the Schengen area has been condemned by human rights groups who say that it ignores “illegal and violent push-backs of migrants” at Croatia’s borders that violate EU and international law.
An opinion published by the Information Commissioner. The main outcome is to assert that existing data protection laws not only already apply to live facial recognition, but that facial data is "sensitive" data.
A critical geography of migration policies
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