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12 Sep 2019
The Party of European Socialists (consisting of the Socialist, Social Democratic, Labour and Democratic Parties from all around Europe), aims to preserve values like democracy, freedom, equality and justice. Which is why it acts in the child-...
02 Jan 2019
More than 90 Maltese academics together with 232 other academics from all over the European Union issues a press release urging Member States to open their ports and allow  the 49 migrants currently stranded in the Mediterranean Sea to safely enter...
10 Jun 2014
‘The Daily Star’ reports that Italy and Malta said they had been “forgotten” by Europe amid a massive influx of migrants. According to Frontex there are hundreds of thousands of migrants currently in Libya hoping to leave as...
15 Apr 2014
‘Malta Today’ reports that the UNHCR jointly with the European Parliament Information Office launched a toolkit for migration and asylum for potential Maltese MEPs. It is intended to provide the candidates with factual information so...
05 Mar 2014
‘Times of Malta’ provides a summary of the Human Rights Report on Malta. It points out that detention of migrant children is of particular concern, one that was raised by the Committee on the Rights of the Child as well. The report is...
07 Jan 2014
‘THV11’ reports about the difficult conditions asylum-seekers face in Malta after arrival. The article mentions the long-criticised problems like over-crowdedness, the detention of women and children, filthy conditions, no activities...
26 Jul 2012
‘Times of Malta’ reports that the 3.6 months spent in detention on average by child migrants interviewed by Human Rights Watch _*“absolutely does not reflect current statistics”_, the government said. On average, it *takes 18 days to...
09 May 2012
‘The Malta Independent Online’ reports that a group of 90 irregular immigrants landed at G?ajn Tuffie?a Bay, late Sunday evening. The group was made up of 70 males and 20 females, including two minors. One of the women was pregnant....
22 Mar 2012
‘Times of Malta’ reports on the Maltese reaction to the recently published report Captured Childhood about the detention of children in different countries – including Malta. The report is being presented in Geneva to the UN Human...
14 Mar 2012
‘Malta Today’ reports that 360 persons who where granted asylum in Malta are being relocated to other EU Members States and associated countries within the framework of the extension of the EUREMA project. Three adults and two families...

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