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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

The EU Security Apparatus: Designed to Fail

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The EU Security Apparatus: Designed to Fail

There is a cringe-worthy parallel between the securitisation of the spaces of living for those of us lucky enough to be inside the EU territory and the spaces reserved for those arriving here: they are both inefficient and inadequate. [...]

April 25, 2016 Author: Antonis Vradis

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

EU’s dirty deal with Turkey

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EU’s dirty deal with Turkey

In the days approaching the meeting of the European Council and closing the EU deal with Turkey regarding the biggest humanitarian crisis since WWII, numerous articles analysing and criticising the deal have already filled our media and social networks. When the deal was struck, additional critique followed, but it appears that so far it is [...]

April 8, 2016 Author: Lucija Mulalić

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

Croatia: Securitisation of the refugee issue by the political elites

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Croatia: Securitisation of the refugee issue by the political elites

Croatia is no stranger to refugees. After all, we were exactly those freezing and worried people 25 years ago, when we were crossing borders with no papers, papers that were destroyed together with our houses, in search of a safe place. Croatia is also no stranger to accepting refugees. After all, it hosted over half [...]

October 27, 2015 Author: Lucija Mulalić

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

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

Greece: Avramopoulos, Mouzalas and Leggeri visit the Moria camp (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

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Greece: Avramopoulos, Mouzalas and Leggeri visit the Moria camp (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

VIDEOS & PHOTOS from the visit of Dimitris Avramopoulos (EC Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship), Yannis Mouzalas (Greek Minister for Migration) and Frabrice Leggeri (Frontex Executive Director) at the Moria camp but somehow they failed to see what is going on there. [...]

October 16, 2015 Author: Transcapes