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“The hegemonic powers of the EU have gone one step too far”: On governing borders and the right to move

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“The hegemonic powers of the EU have gone one step too far”: On governing borders and the right to move

Soon after the March 18 EU-Turkey deal, the first boats began returning migrants from Greece to Turkey. The previous migration and border regime run by the EU and parts of the international community had officially ceased to operate. An emerging new border regime now produces new categories of deservedness and differentiated inclusion and exclusion. Who [...]

June 8, 2016 Author: Anna Papoutsi

No more refugees, just “irregular migrants”

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No more refugees, just “irregular migrants”

The EU-Turkey “deal of shame” by Stratis Bournazos [...]

April 9, 2016 Author: Stratis Bournazos

European Border and Coast Guard: What is it and what does it aim at?

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European Border and Coast Guard: What is it and what does it aim at?

So, what is this new European Border and Coast Guard? Much more than what its name suggests. In theory, as it has been described, it is yet another step in the long-term process of militarisation of both the EU's borders and its interior. In reality, the Commission seeks to establish close surveillance and the possibility [...]

March 13, 2016 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

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

Jogo Bonito in Zagreb

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Jogo Bonito in Zagreb

The prevailing animosity toward the asylum seekers did not prevent a few people from Zagreb to provide direct help with their integration. And with the hand of solidarity they passed them a ball, a football one, so that everything is marked as "fair play", both on a sports and on a human level. [...]

September 21, 2015 Author: Alja Gudzevic

Driven away by Norway and drowned by Greece

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Driven away by Norway and drowned by Greece

The different story of an Afghan refugee, one of the survivors of the tragedy of Farmakonisi, the chronicle of the drama and the mystery of the testimonies. [...]

January 27, 2014 Author: Marios Aravantinos

Greece, Farmakonisi: If they had more time they would have killed us all

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Greece, Farmakonisi: If they had more time they would have killed us all

The boat with our women and children was sinking and they were shooting in the air and screaming “fuck you, we'll kill you all"...Now they say that we thanked them, them, those who killed our children and women, for saving us. We did not thank them, we were crying and asking for their bodies. [...]

January 26, 2014 Author: Fotini Lampridi

Greece: “The Coast Guard was beating us in order to throw us back into the sea”

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Greece: “The Coast Guard was beating us in order to throw us back into the sea”

Shocking reports about the actions of the Greek Coast Guard that let women and children drown in the sea [...]

January 23, 2014

150 Syrian refugees missing in northern Greece

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150 Syrian refugees missing in northern Greece

150 Syrian refugees are missing since the 12th of November in northern Greece, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Among them, there were entire families with children, fleeing from the horror of the civil war in their country. [...]

December 24, 2013 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Greece: How many stitches can fit on a child’s face

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Greece: How many stitches can fit on a child’s face

The story of a fourteen-year-old Afghan child, who came to Greece with his mother seeking a better life, wanted to leave for Switzerland where his brother lives, but was prevented by storm troopers that engraved his life. [...]

May 14, 2013 Author: Anda Psarra