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Why we need a Global Compact on Migration

By Guy S Goodwin-Gill / 12 December, 2018

We need a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration because we believe in order, and not chaos. . People will not stop moving between States. This is what they have done since time immemorial, since before ever there were States. Some will be refugees, many will be in...

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Why not to sign the Global Compact given it addresses a crucial need?

By Anna Elisabetta Galeotti / 12 December, 2018

I present three strong considerations, based on facts, in favor of the Global Compact, stressing that it is a document providing guidelines and principles, not specific regulations and policies left to the sovereign decision of states. It turns out that there are no good reasons not to subscribe the GC,...

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Migration: there are alternatives!

By Catherine Woollard / 10 December, 2018

The FEPS publication “Prioritising people: a progressive narrative on migration”, presented at the United for Migration conference in New York in September, as well as the discussions and events around the presentation, demonstrate that there are alternatives to the negative and defeatist approach to migration that dominates the European political...

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Migration for a new european asylum

By Gesine Schwan / 4 December, 2018

Whether the EU will remain a democratic institution following the European Parliament elections in May 2019 will depend on majority support. The populist right-wing is determined to exploit the refugee issue – which has been unresolved for years – to establish an illiberal Europe. There is a realistic chance that...

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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 the Progressive Post, how much nationalist parties have succeeded to frame the migration debate, while the left has remained too sluggish.   The Progressive Post: 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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