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06 May 2020
Adding to the unbearably grim situation for migrants and refugees in Europe for the past couple of years the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent state measures create stronger urge for taking action. Importantly, the new social movement, Europe...
24 Apr 2020
Ten EU countries have volunteered to host migrant children from Greek refugee camps: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg and Lithuania. So far, only 12 children have been taken to Luxembourg and 47 to...
04 Mar 2020
Refugee Camps Have Reached Breaking Point (Athens, March 4, 2020) – European Union (EU) Member States should urgently relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands to safety in their territory, while ensuring that the children’s best...
28 Nov 2019
In the last five years, the number of Hungarian children living outside of Hungary in another EU country has doubled, reaching 53,000. In the case of Romania, there are almost 600,000 Romanian children living outside of Romania. A report of more...
15 Oct 2019
In its latest report UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) urges the European states to take measures to protect child refugees arriving in the Mediterranean region, mostly in Greece. According to the report in this year approximately 12.900 underaged...
04 Jun 2019
A 245-page report claims the European Commission (EC) has committed ‘crimes against humanity’. The report, prepared by a group of international lawyers, is to be presented before the International Criminal Court (ICC) — a court established in 2002...
05 Dec 2018
The European Commission (EC) has been struggling to ensure the topic of the Dublin regulation is kept high on the agenda of the European policy makers. This is especially importing due to the approaching European elections in May and the fact the EU...
26 Jun 2018
The EU Summit on 28-29 June 2018 is an historic opportunity for European leaders to start reforming the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) into a framework which not only ensures responsibility is shared more equally between EU member states, but...
22 Jun 2018
On the occasion of the International Refugee Day, June 20, the National Network for Children reported on UN data that over 68 million people were refugees or internally displaced in 2017. This is a record number after a five-year increase in the...
12 Apr 2018
A recent decision of the European Court of Justice on the case A and S v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie (The Netherlands) ruled that unaccompanied refugee minors have the right to family reunification, and this right “is not at the...

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