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My mother, a refugee

By Vytenis Andriukaitis / 28 October, 2018

My mother, a refugee. Should the judgement of a crowd prevail once again?   A few weeks ago while I was in Vienna for a series of meetings with European health Ministers, I visited an exhibition in Vienna’s city museum called: “What Remains: Traces of Refugees” and where objects of...

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“The left remains too often fixated on denouncing issues, without providing any creative solutions”

By Jean-Michel Lafleur / 28 October, 2018

Preferring to talk about a political crisis, or a crisis of reception rather than a migratory crisis, Jean-Michel Lafleur explains in this interview with Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of the Progressive Post, how much nationalist parties have succeeded to frame the migration debate, while the left has remained too sluggish. The...

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Ignoring no more: Germany must face the challenge

By Sönke Schmidt / 28 October, 2018

In the federal election of 2017, German citizens refused in numbers to follow the governmental narrative of the need to open up EU and German borders to refugees. While an open migration policy was officially maintained, radical populism with xenophobic undertones becomes a constant pattern of domestic politics and electoral...

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UNited for a different European migration policy

By Ernst Stetter / 27 October, 2018

For years now, migration is on top of the political agenda – but there is still no movement towards a coherent and comprehensive European solution. We are now in a situation that every time migrants are saved from drowning at sea there is a hectic behind-the-scenes negotiation amongst heads of...

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The Tomato Conundrum

By Roberto Forin / 27 October, 2018

Italy’s tomato industry has been accused of pushing migrants into ‘conditions of absolute exploitation’. But it also creates the very conditions that make migrants leave their countries in the first place, such as from Sub-Saharan Africa.   Italy is the first producer of tomatoes in Europe and the third producer...

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Depoliticising migration

By Michel Foucher / 27 October, 2018

A broad agreement between the 28 EU Member States on the implementation of migration policies is out of reach to be updated according to the June EU summit. The subject is notably controversial; the issue has become too politicised at a time when there is a pressing need to find...

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Human mobility: Neoliberal globalisation and forced migration

By Raúl Delgado Wise / 27 October, 2018

What is the link between globalisation, inequality and migration? To answer this question, Raúl Delgado Wise analyses the capitalist context in which migration is taking place.   Neither the nature of contemporary migration nor attempts to advance towards an institutional framework for the global governance of migration can be assessed...

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A Shared Strategy

By Claudia Mancina / 27 October, 2018

In its inability to find a shared strategy to confront the problem of immigration, Europe is experiencing an extremely worrisome crisis. The reaction of fear and insecurity brings the continent’s inhabitants is putting our national and European institutions at risk and bringing to the political stage xenophobic, sovereigntist, and populist...

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Migration management in Sweden and its impact

By Jesper Bengtsson / 27 October, 2018

“No other country in Europe has accepted as many refugees in relation to its population as Sweden,” Swedish Prime Minister Löfven used to say. Like Germany, Sweden welcomed several hundred thousand foreigners over the past four years but since, announced restrictive measures. Despite this reaction, migration is amongst the most...

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Could regular migration reduce irregular migration?

By Maria João Rodrigues / 27 October, 2018

The numbers are clear. According to the International Organization for Migration, the arrivals of refugees and migrants in Europe by sea have been declining since last year. It is no longer possible to hide behind the pretext of the “crisis” to justify the EU’s and its Member States’ political incapability...

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