Frontex deportation flights are heading from Spain to Mauritania. But many of the people on board are not Mauritanian citizens.
Statement from Migreurop on the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case N.D. and N.T. v Spain.
Operation Sophia is to be halted and replaced by a new military mission in the Mediterranean that will focus on enforcing the UN arms embargo on Libya.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) has called on EU governments to limit the saving of lives at sea by Operation Sophia. A note sent to the member states' permanent representatives in Brussels says the mission should prioritise the enforcement of a UN arms embargo on Libya, rather than monitoring migrant smuggling activities, and suggests that ships could be placed "at least 100km off the Libyan coast, where chances to conduct rescue operations are lower."
Will the new Commission's 'Pact on Asylum and Migration' support the fundamental rights of migrants and refugees?
An article in Tagesspiel outlines that despite promising to relocate a quarter of the people who were dismebarked in southern Europe since September 2019, Germany has failed to do so.
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