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The giant refugee holding cells in the Aegean

Everyone knows everyone else in the village of Vavyloi on the Greek island of Chios. Such intimacy had long meant an absence of crime and a feeling of security. That all changed about a month ago when farmers noticed onions and potatoes being gouged out of their fields overnight. When the house break-ins started, the villagers began forming four-man night patrols. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Urgent Petition to open Eastern Border of Europe in Terespol for people fleeing for persecution

The only route out to escape from violence, torture or death for many of the inhabitants of Chechnya and other persecuted people in post-soviet countries is the border crossing Brest-Terespol. But this gateway
to Europe for the forced migrants is practically closed. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Osteuropa

Projektbericht meines Freiwilligendienstes mit Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste im Jeannette Noëlhuis in Amsterdam

Paul Hausmann hat ein Jahr lang im Jeannette Noël House in Amsterdam einen Freiwillengdienst verrichtet. "In the Noël House six people live together with ca. twelve refugees without papers, who may or may not have the prospect of getting a residence permit." borderline-europe war Pate dieses Projektes, hier nun Pauls Bericht. Infos zum Haus: http://noelhuis.nl/huis/ read more

Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Europa

Intercept's report on leaked Frontex documents - letter to Frontex

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Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europäische Union

Stranded Hope - Hungary's sustained attack on the rights of refugees and migrants

Fences, teargas, and draconian legislation: over the last year the Hungarian authorities have baulked at little in their determination to keep refugees and migrants out of the country. The government’s programme of militarization, criminalization and isolation – that it touts as “Schengen 2.0” – has ushered in a set of measures which have resulted in violent push-backs at the border with Serbia, unlawful detentions inside the country and dire living conditions for those waiting at the border. While the Hungarian government has spent millions of Euros on a xenophobic advertising campaign, refugees are left to languish. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Osteuropa

4 maps that will change how you see migration in Europe

These four maps, created by Jakub Marian, a Czech linguist, mathematician and artist, are based on a 2015 study by the United Nations on international migration. They show European migration split into various numbers:
1. The percentage of the population of each country that is made up of foreign-born migrants
2. The most common country of origin for that number
3. Whether that number has gone up or down in the past five years
4. The immigrant populations that are expanding the most read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europa

A reinforced Frontex agency EU turns a deaf ear to NGO’s warnings

More powerful than ever and enjoying complete impunity, the EU border management agency has a new name with a reinforced mandate. The European Union has indeed opted for an increase in the means allocated to deportation, control and external cooperation activities, with no regard for the rights of migrants and refugees. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europäische Union

Greece: “Our hope is broken” - European paralysis leaves thousands of refugees stranded in Greece

In 2015, the global refugee crisis moved centre stage in Europe as never before. Uprooted by persecution and conflicts old and new, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children looked to Europe as a place of safety. One year on, following the sealing of successive borders, images of thousands of people trudging through the Balkans have stopped. But the humanitarian crisis has not. Almost 60,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece, the majority in appalling conditions. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Verurteilung wegen Einschleusung von Geflüchteten und Durcheinander mit Aussagen

Die Verurteilung Bernd Kellers im Februar 2015 zu 16 Jahren Gefängnisstrafe wegen des Transports von fünf Syrern aus der Türkei nach Symi beruhte auf vier Aussagen die angeblich am Tag der Festnahme bei der Hafenpolizei gemacht wurden, wobei die Hafenpolizisten selbst vom Deutschen ins Englische übersetzten. read more

Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Case Report: Push-backs at the Greek-Macedonian border violating human rights

On 14 March 2016, more than 1500 refugees were collectively and summarily pushed back from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to Greece – an operation violating the fundamental rights which signatories to the
European Convention on Human Rights purport to guarantee. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Who gets detained? Increasing the transparency and accountability of Bulgaria’s detention practices of asylum seekers and migrants

Freedom of the person and the right to free movement are among the basic human rights recognized in a number of foundational acts at the international, regional and national levels. The limitation of these rights is permissible only in exceptional cases determined by law. There are two basic regimes for the limitation of these rights, which are essentially different in character: punitive and administrative. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Osteuropa

Sommet de Bratislava : La crise des réfugiés toujours au coeur des débats

Au sommet de Brastislava, il sera question des réfugiés et de la route des Balkans. La Croatie flirte avec l’extrême droite européenne, la Slovénie suit les pas de l’Autriche... La Macédoine est un trou noir et la Serbie un cul-de-sac. read more

Language(s): Französisch / Français
Region(s): Osteuropa

Verurteilung wegen Einschleusung von Geflüchteten

Die Verurteilung Bernd Kellers zu 16 Jahren Gefängnis im Februar 2015 in Griechenland wegen des Transports von syrischen Geflüchteten von der Türkei nach Griechenland und die Zweifel an den zu Grunde liegenden Aussagen. read more

Language(s): Griechisch / ελληνικά
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard

REGULATION (EU) 2016/1624 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 14 September 2016 on the European Border and Coast Guard and amending Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europäische Union

Lesbos - ein Reisebericht

Zwei Mitarbeiter von borderline-europe, Harald Glöde und Stefan Schmidt, reisten vom 17.bis 24. August nach Lesbos, um sich über den Stand des laufenden Projektes „Proti Stassi“, des neuen Projektes „Mosaik“ und über die allgemeine Lage zu informieren. Lesen Sie/lest hier den Reisebericht! read more

Language(s): Deutsch / German
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei

Frontières, migrants et réfugiés: Du bon usage des termes et des chiffres

Suite à diverses interventions du Comptoir des médias concernant la couverture médiatique de la
situation à la frontière tessinoise, le rédacteur en chef de l’ats a décidé de rédiger un document à
l’intention de ses collaborateurs, quant à l’usage des bons termes à utiliser pour couvrir les événements
à Côme/Chiasso. read more

Language(s): Französisch / Français
Region(s): Italien / Malta, Österreich / Schweiz

Missing migrants and managing dead bodies in the Mediterranean. A briefing note

The Mediterranean Missing research project stresses in its edition from June 2016 the problems with missing migrants. Causes for the vacuum of EU policy and recommendations improving the situation are highlighted. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English
Region(s): Europäische Union

Rapport annuel 2015 sur la migration et l'asile a Nador

Nador: Point noir dans le comportement des autorités marocaines avec les migrants et les réfugiés.
Pour les Africains: ratissages arrestations refoulments incendies et morts
Pour les Syriens: interdiction violences et commerce sur leur souffrances read more

Language(s): Französisch / Français
Region(s): Nordafrika

Perché l’Europa vuole ancora l’accordo con Erdoğan sui migranti

L’Unione europea e la Turchia sono tornate al lavoro sui negoziati per la liberalizzazione dei visti e su un piano comune per la gestione dei flussi migratori, dopo mesi di crisi diplomatica scoppiata in seguito al fallito colpo di stato del 15 luglio e alla successiva ondata di repressione. read more

Language(s): Italienisch / Italiano
Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei, Europäische Union

Out of sight, out of mind? Violence continues on the anniversary of the Hungarian-Serbian border closure

This is a Migszol update from 5 August to 5 September. The month has been characterized by increasingly ruthless violence at the Serbian-Hungarian border, ever-growing aggressive propaganda against migrants of all kinds now that the national referendum is drawing closer, and the heated international relations between European states because of the insecure EU-Turkey deal. read more

Language(s): Englisch / English

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