04 February 2019

Summit of the Southern European Union Countries – Nicosia Declaration

Statement following a summit in Nicosia, including sections on asylum, migration and border control.

04 February 2019

Why Hungary's state-sponsored schoolbooks have teachers worried

"Flick through a Hungarian history book for high school students, and you're left in no doubt about the government's view on migrants."

04 February 2019

EU-Belarus: Rights of refugees and migrants violated at EU-equipped borders

"For many years, Belarus has served as a transit country for refugees travelling from the former Soviet Union to Europe, primarily Poland, in search of asylum. Most of the refugees come from Russia, especially from the Chechen Republic."

04 February 2019

Outcry in Sweden Over Footage of Pregnant Black Woman Being Dragged From Train

"STOCKHOLM — Footage of security officers dragging a pregnant black woman off a Stockholm subway train and pinning her to a bench has caused an outcry in Sweden, raising questions about the treatment of minorities in a country often seen as a beacon of tolerance."

04 February 2019

France's top court upholds police use of controversial crowd control weapon

"France’s highest court, the Council of State has rejected calls to suspend the use of controversial non-lethal munitions that have been linked to several serious injuries at Yellow Vest protests, a day ahead of Act 12 of nationwide demonstrations."

01 February 2019

European Parliament: Meetings between MEPs and lobbyists to be made public

"A revision of the European Parliament’s rules of procedure, which was adopted on 31 January, increases transparency obligations for meetings between elected officials and lobbies, despite the EPP’s attempts to scupper the amendment. EURACTIV France reports."

01 February 2019

An average of six deaths every day in the sea in 2018

"The UN Refugee Agency published 2018 Desperate Journey report showing a very dark picture of Europe today. Closed borders and hostile policies killed at least 2,275 people in the sea last year, while at least 44 per cent of people who crossed the sea to arrive to Italy, witnessed death on their journeys."


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