Wednesday 19th December 2018
x-pressed | an open journal

borders

Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

eles
Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

It is impressive, for example, that the word ‘rescue’ does not appear anywhere in the text of the Commission, as published following the summit, while various measures related to the externalisation doctrine, ie the tendency to push migration flows outside the EU limits of liability –key project of the conservative forces in this moment– are [...]

May 10, 2015 Author: Anna Papoutsi

A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

elesfr
A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

If one examines the political developments of recent months on migration issues, they will only reach alarming conclusions. Analysing them strengthens the suspicion that European migration policy is approaching a moment of transformation, in which the defence of rights for immigrants at the institutional level will be turned into a battle for their mere [...]

September 14, 2014 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

elespt-pt
Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

The CIEs first emerged in 1985. They have been in existence for 29 years without a specific regulation. This lack of regulation meant a clear violation of the law for the past 5 years, since, in the reform of 2009, the Immigration Act ordered the Government to regulate the CIEs within 6 months. But it’s [...]

March 26, 2014 Author: Patricia Orejudo

So what? Do we open up the borders?

elesfr
So what? Do we open up the borders?

As soon as someone questions immigration, out comes the same trap question [...]

February 17, 2014 Author: Isaac Rosa

European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

eles
European lessons from the recent Swiss referendum

“The Swiss referendum on imposing restrictions on the massive influx of migrants offers two hard but good lessons” [...]

February 12, 2014 Author: Dimitris Christopoulos