Italy no longer among EU’s ‘top 5’ host countries for asylum seekers

By |junij 29th, 2020|2019, Asylum, asylum applications, EU, European Commission, European Court of Justice, Germany, Italy, Migration, News|

For the first time since 2015, asylum applications in the EU started to rise again in 2019. However, Italy is no longer among the main host countries while Germany retains its top spot. EURACTIV Italy reports.

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Growing number of Turkish citizens apply for asylum in Germany

By |maj 8th, 2020|Asylum, Council of Europe, Germany, Iraq, Migration, News, Pro Asyl, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Refugees, Syria, Turkey|

Since the attempted coup in Turkey in summer 2016, the number of asylum applications submitted by Turkish citizens in Germany has increased significantly. In 2019, Turkish asylum seekers were the third-most-registered group, after Syrians and Iraqis, a...

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Germany’s Skilled Immigration Act: Who will benefit?

By |februar 28th, 2020|Asylum, Education, equivalence, Germany, immigration, migrants, News, non-EU states, Refugees, skilled workers|

Germany's new law on the immigration of skilled workers, which aims to provide easier access to the German labour market for qualified workers from non-EU countries, will come into force on 1 March. But some experts believe the new law is insufficient ...

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Salvini fumes at EU court ruling on refugee returns

By |maj 17th, 2019|Asylum, deportation, forced returns, Frans Timmermans, Matteo Salvini, News, Refugees|

Italy’s hardline deputy prime minister reiterated his call to change the EU in reaction to a ruling  by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that refugees cannot be deported if their life or freedom is at risk in their home countries.

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Hungarian opposition denounces Gruevski’s case ‘disgrace’

By |december 3rd, 2018|Asylum, Central European University (CEU), EPP, European arrest warrant, extradition, illiberal democracy, Macedonia, Nato, News, Nikola Gruevski, rule of law, Russia, Viktor Orbán, VMRO-DPMNE|

The leaders of three opposition parties represented in the Hungarian parliament published on Sunday (2 December) an open letter in which they call a “disgrace” the granting by Viktor Orbán of asylum to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

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France adopts controversial asylum and immigration law

By |avgust 2nd, 2018|Asylum, Emmanuel Macron, France, Migration, migration crisis, News|

France's parliament signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill on  Wednesday (1 August), despite opposition on the left which decried an effort to limit arrivals while the far right saw the measure as not going far enough.

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Right of asylum: Austria’s unsettling proposals to member states

By |julij 6th, 2018|Asylum, Austrian EU Presidency, Migration, News, Refugees, Sebastian Kurz|

According to an article by French daily Le Monde, Austria, which currently holds the  six-month rotating presidency of the EU, sent troubling proposals to EU member states to reform the right of asylum. EURACTIV.fr reports.

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Verhofstadt threatens to take Council to court for ‘failure to act’ on asylum reform

By |junij 13th, 2018|Asylum, Dublin regulation, European Council, European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, migration crisis, News, Strasbourg|

The European Parliament debated the priorities for Europe on Tuesday, ahead of a crucial EU summit due on 28-29 June. Among those priorities, the reform of the Dublin regulation seems the most pressing and MEPs urged EU leaders to find an agreement on ...

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Spain sounds alarm over fighter influx from Sahel

By |februar 9th, 2018|Alfonso Dastis, Asylum, Ceuta, Daesh, Islamic State, Libya, Melilla, Morocco, News, refugee crisis, Sahel, Spain, terrorism|

Spain is worried about security on its southern border due to the possible influx of Islamist fighters to West Africa's Sahel region, Spain's foreign minister told AFP in an interview yesterday (8 February).

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Turkey to press for visa-free travel at Varna summit

By |februar 8th, 2018|Asylum, Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian Presidency, Donald Tusk, EU-Turkey deal, EU-Turkey relations, Gulenists, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Turkey, Turkish coup|

EU diplomats expect Turkey to press the issue of visa liberalisation during the upcoming summit in Varna on 26 March. It is still unclear if this is a real priority for Ankara or just negotiating tactics as part of a bigger picture.

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