Tag: Moria

Refugee leaders in Moria unite against Maarten Verwey’s implementation of EU-#Turkey declaration

Refugee leaders in Moria unite against Maarten Verwey’s implementation of EU-#Turkey declaration

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (11 January) for the first time, community leaders from all the different nationalities represented in the Moria Refugee Camp on Lesvos united to respond to the bizarre legal framework which has left them stranded here. In an open letter to Maarten Verwey (pictured), co-ordinator of the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement, they challenged the […]

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Managing the refugee and migration crisis

Managing the refugee and migration crisis

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A civil society delegation from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) today (16 December) began a series of 12 country visits with a three-day visit to Greece in order to hear first-hand from civil society organizations working on the ground with the migration and refugee situation. The delegation will gather information in order to […]

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European Parliament President Martin Schulz: Speech at Valletta informal European Council on refugee crisis

European Parliament President Martin Schulz: Speech at Valletta informal European Council on refugee crisis

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, The question today is one of credibility. Whether emergency decisions taken in previous weeks at the highest level are being implemented on the ground. Or whether Europe is helplessly looking on as the migratory flows, the criminal networks and unilateral national decisions are dictating the course of events. Or worse still, whether […]

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Schulz in Lesbos: ‘People are really running for their lives’

Schulz in Lesbos: ‘People are really running for their lives’

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

European Parliament President Martin Schulz travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos in order to visit a refugee registration and identification centre where almost 2,500 people are recorded on a daily basis. Speaking at the so-called hotspot at Moria, he said: “We must urgently reinforce efforts to complete hotspots. To be effective, however, all member […]

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