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Articles written by Apostolis Fotiadis

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

This racist backlash against refugees is the real crisis in Europe

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This racist backlash against refugees is the real crisis in Europe

The European coalition of the inhumane – contriving to trap refugees in Greece – cannot go on. A humanitarian evacuation plan is urgently needed [...]

February 25, 2016 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

Geopolitical and power games with the refugees

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Geopolitical and power games with the refugees

Does the Commission know how many people have entered this year in the EU? The correct answer is: Maybe they know, maybe they don't - but that does not really matter. [...]

October 18, 2015 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

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