A new report published by Statewatch and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) explains the EU's new rules on interoperable information systems and databases and examines the potential implications for people in an irregular migration situation.
"An obsession with protecting the border—and with escalating the fight against migration—is actually an ideological choice that sets up a dangerous game."
The Migreurop network, of which Statewatch is a member, has published a new edition of The Atlas of Migration in Europe, a book which "follows the journeys of those fleeing war, poverty or political crises, risking their lives as they attempt to find sanctuary in Europe."
"Asylum-seekers crowded into “hotspots” in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday."
A briefing by the European Parliament Research Service.
A judgment from the European Court of Human Rights.
"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."
"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."
A letter from the former Lord Mayor of Sheffield to President Emmanuel Macron.
"Greece illegally deported 60,000 migrants to Turkey, documents released by Turkey reportedly show. The process involves returning asylum seekers without assessing their status."
The latest update on migration to the Greek islands.
Abused in a Bosnian police station: “they even took my asthma inhaler”
Office of the Prime Minister official Neville Gafà acted as intermediary in deal
A study by Pew Research Centre estimates that the number of "unauthorized immigrants" in the EU has levelled off in recent years.
Are You Syrious Daily Digest 12/11/19
"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."
"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."
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