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Dublin is over: the rise of Europe’s new migrant prisons

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Dublin is over: the rise of Europe’s new migrant prisons

By getting the UNHCR and Frontex to more directly intervene in the first moments of arrival with identification and fingerprinting, the EU is attempting to retake control of movement throughout Europe. [...]

October 19, 2015 Author: Richard B

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

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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

Spain: Belletti files a lawsuit against the Civil Guard for illegally returning him to Morocco

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Spain: Belletti files a lawsuit against the Civil Guard for illegally returning him to Morocco

After three weeks of internment of the Renaud Belletti in the CIE of Zona Franca de Barcelona, ​​his lawyer, Andrés García Berrio, announced at a press conference the filing of a lawsuit against the Civil Guard. He accuses them of perversion of justice for pushing him back to Morocco last May during a group jump [...]

March 16, 2015 Author: David Bou

Spain: Malaga is now a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants

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Spain: Malaga is now a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants

Malaga is, as of today, a city free of Detention Centres for Migrants (*CIE). The commission for Social Rights of the Malaga City Council approved this morning, with the agreement of all political parties, the institutional motion –which must be endorsed by the plenary next week– which rejects the opening of a new CIE in [...]

February 16, 2015

Spain: A second chance for the radical populist right

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Spain: A second chance for the radical populist right

Ten years ago the radical populist right did not capitalise on the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment. Now discontent with the Popular Party (PP) could provide a new opportunity. [...]

February 16, 2015 Author: Sonia Alonso

An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

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An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

But which border? Accident or suicide, this tragic event brought to the forefront the Franco-Italian conflict of 2011 over control of the invisible border of Ventimiglia. [...]

November 11, 2014 Author: Anna Papoutsi

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

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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

Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

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Migrants and supporters march across Europe demanding asylum policy reforms

Starting this week, migrants to Europe as well as European citizens who support their right to freedom of movement are making an epic march across Europe to protest the continent's immigration policy – heightening solidarity at a time when anti-immigrant rhetoric dominates the campaigns of many parties seeking votes in this week’s European Parliamentary elections. [...]

May 21, 2014 Author: Ruby Russell

Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

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Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

Detention centers for migrants, a name used to denote the modern concentration camps, are only the tip of the iceberg of a complex plot aiming, among others, at the criminalisation of migrants, in order to profit from it. [...]

May 6, 2014 Author: Anna Giralt Gris

Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

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Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

A team of Spanish independent journalists (The Ragged Army) have worked for six months in Northern Europe to portray the situation of the migrants, in particular those who have left their countries because of the recession. This initiative is part of a larger project about the new flows of migration and the emergence of fascist [...]

April 24, 2014 Author: Susana García