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11 Oct 2019
In 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)—with support from the European Union—opened four new Temporary Reception Centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are designated for vulnerable migrants: families and single men. The...
06 Jun 2019
According to the 2019 Fundamental Rights Report, the European Union’s accomplishments regarding the protection and promotion of human rights are undermined by growing intolerance and violations of fundamental human rights norms in EU Member States...
15 Oct 2018
The Council of Europe (CoE) Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatović calls upon Member States to improve the human rights situation of LGBTI migrants. Around the world LGBTI people face gross human rights violation and as Dunja Mijatović puts it ‘...
28 Mar 2018
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched a new report called "Under watchful eyes – biometrics, EU IT-systems and fundamental rights" analyzing the impact of this technology in the EU migration policy. "IT systems can help...
17 Mar 2018
Reuters reports that ''Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said. The incident occurred off Greece’s Agathonisi island, which is...
15 Mar 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''Greek police say they have arrested 11 people on suspicion of running a smuggling ring transporting hundreds of refugees and migrants from the Greek-Turkish land border to the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki over the...
14 Mar 2018
Kathimerini reports that ''the European Union’s executive is due to approve a further 3 billion euros in funding for Syrian refugees living in Turkey, EU officials said, ahead of a meeting with President Tayyip Erdogan later this month.  Europe’s...
13 Mar 2018
The Greek Observer reports that ''a teenage Syrian refugee was hospitalised on Lesvos on Tuesday after being shocked by electricity when he climbed a pillar to protest a migration decision. According to sources, the 19-year-old was informed in the...
10 Mar 2018
Arab news reports that ''Greece on Saturday freed two German journalists who had been arrested at the border with Turkey for allegedly entering a restricted area'' according to a judicial source. ''The pair, a 31-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman...
07 Mar 2018
Proto thema reports that ''Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis ordered the chief of the Hellenic Coast Guard to begin a formal inquiry into the circumstances under which an alledged 14-year-old refugee male was injured at the port of Patra, the...

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