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23 Nov 2011
‘The Guardian’ reports that as Finland’s population becomes more diverse, it is setting a great example when it comes to educating its immigrant children. Finland has had what it describes as a “positive discrimination...
03 Nov 2011
‘Fox News’ reports on the tensions that have come as a result of the increasing immigration in Sweden. One-third of Malmo’s population is foreign-born, the biggest influx these days is from the Muslim world. The tensions that have come...
20 Sep 2011
‘The Local’ reports that thousands of fragmented Somali families may be reunited in Sweden as early as July 2012 following the first step forward in the development of a common migration policy. Changes in the law mean that about 4,000...
20 Sep 2011
‘The Independent’ reports that Emma Thompson has criticised Government policy towards child asylum seekers, many of whom are offered years of protection before being deported as soon as they turn 18. There are around 4,000 unaccompanied...
20 Sep 2011
‘Daily Mail’ reports that a research revealed that more children are born in Britain to women from Poland than those from any other foreign country. Last year nearly 20,000 babies were born to Polish migrants – that is more than 50 a...
19 Sep 2011
‘Expatica’ reports that the Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at a press conference after a cabinet meeting in The Hague that The Netherlands’ asylum policy will become “more selective and more restrictive”. Among other...
15 Aug 2011
‘BBC’ published a blog on the work of Carmine Flamminio, a photographer who documented the lives of Moldovan children left behind by their parents, who are seeking jobs in Europe. The blog explains Flamminio’s ethical approach and...
04 Aug 2011
‘Belfast Telegraph’ reports that residency rights for the parents of Irish citizen children is the most common concern for migrants. Almost 5,000 queries were made to the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) in the first six months of the...
08 Jul 2011
‘Guardian’ reports about the 174 children who were detained at the short-term holding centers at Heathrow airport between December and February. Among them was a five-year-old who was signed in as a visitor, and then given a “rub-...
22 Jun 2011
‘Public Service’ reports that EU proposals to allow temporary reintroduction of visas for third countries are fuelling ethnic tensions for Roma in Serbia and Macedonia. In 2010, according to Eurostat data, 17,745 Serbian and 7,550...

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