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07 Oct 2019
Although there are fewer and fewer refugees, misconceptions, such as labelling all asylum seekers as ‘illegal immigrants’ and fear of the pull effect, keep the debate on asylum and migration heated, and make beneficial proposals almost impossible....
06 May 2019
The Italian government recently introduced a law abolishing humanitarian protection for people not directly affected by conflict or natural disasters, and henceforth, new comers and long-term asylum seekers will not be offered a two-year residence...
29 Apr 2019
The National Herald reports that the number of unaccompanied minors (UAM) seeking asylum in Greece has increased in 2018, at the same time warning about the complaints from the activists in Greece that those minors are being 'routinely locked up in...
21 Mar 2019
1. EU asylum applications fall to pre-2015 levels In 2018, 580 800 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union, marking a return to levels recorded in 2014, before the peak year 2015,...
15 Feb 2019
ECRE is criticizing the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), after the EASO published their overview of asylum trends in 2018. The main complaints are related to: The EASO struck a rather celebratory tone when announcing the number of asylum...
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...
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...
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...
12 Sep 2017
UNICEF reports that "migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse,...
12 Sep 2017
The Guardian reports that "a dangerous new route for refugees trying to reach Europe is thought to have opened up in the Black Sea, which coastguards in Romania are warning could prove more deadly than the current Mediterranean crossings. As...

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