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EU channels further assistance to #Greece to protect refugees and migrants #Coronavirus

EU channels further assistance to #Greece to protect refugees and migrants #Coronavirus

| May 13, 2020

In response to a request from Greece via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Czechia, Denmark, France and the Netherlands have offered customized containers for shelter and medical care for refugees and migrants in Greece at risk of coronavirus. This follows support already provided by Austria via the Mechanism. The EU will co-ordinate and co-finance the delivery […]

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Protecting the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls

Protecting the rights of migrant, refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls

| March 4, 2020

52% of migrants who came to Europe in 2017 were women, according to the 2017 United Nations International Migration Report. Together with children, women and girls are the other most vulnerable groups most at risk from all types of abuses including trafficking, forced marriage or sexual exploitation. Up to 94% of them were trafficked for […]

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PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants after #Brexit – Telegraph

PM Johnson to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants after #Brexit – Telegraph

| January 20, 2020

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to impose new restrictions on low-skilled migrants moving to Britain on the first day after the Brexit transition period ends in December, the Daily Telegraph has reported, writes Bhargav Acharya. Plans are being drawn up by Johnson’s aides under which the government would bring forward its post-Brexit immigration […]

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#Italy demands EU opens more ports to #Migrants ships

#Italy demands EU opens more ports to #Migrants ships

| September 4, 2018

Italy has demanded that the EU find other ports to disembark migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, suggesting it would withhold support for the EU naval mission against people-smuggling unless other countries take in survivors, writes Robin Emmott. Italy became the main route into Europe for hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers arriving by sea since […]

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#Italy ups ante on #Migrants stand-off

#Italy ups ante on #Migrants stand-off

| August 29, 2018

Populist politics have a habit of getting abstruse quickly. An Italian prosecutor has opened a kidnapping investigation into “unknown persons” for holding 150 migrants onboard a ship docked off Sicily against their will, write Mark John and Mike Dolan. Italian deputy PM and interior minister Matteo Salvini (pictured) has stepped proudly forward and declared himself […]

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#ECJ dismisses Slovakia’s and Hungary’s challenge to Council’s migrant relocation decision

#ECJ dismisses Slovakia’s and Hungary’s challenge to Council’s migrant relocation decision

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice has dismissed the entirety of the actions brought by Slovakia and Hungary, and supported by Poland, on the relocation of asylum seekers in need of international protection. The Court ruled that the relocation scheme would help Greece and Italy deal with the migration crisis of 2015, writes Catherine Feore. Hungary […]

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Migration hotspots are working, but critical issues remain, say EU Auditors

Migration hotspots are working, but critical issues remain, say EU Auditors

The EU’s “hotspot” approach for irregular migrants arriving in Italy and Greece has helped to significantly improve the registration, identification and security checking of migrants. But more needs to be done as thousands of migrants are still stranded on the Greek islands after their arrival, according to a new report from the European Court of […]

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