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All EU member states have to show real solidarity and help with relocating asylum seekers from 🇮🇹 and 🇬🇷 (including refugees stuck for years!) Stop pointing at others first, do your fair share and explain your people why. We can do it! (1/2) @YlvaJohansson euobserver.com/migration/1520…
Does this Pact try to reconcile positions which may not be reconcilable? Equal responsibility versus keeping asylum seekers at the borders. The Pact should not distract from the urgent need to stop the current violations of our rules: let‘s enforce them and step up relocation.
🔴Tune in at 9h for @EP_Justice hearing on migration & asylum. Guest speakers include 🇵🇹 Minister Cabrita @YlvaJohansson @FilippoGrandi @GrnRefugees @ecre @NinaGregoriEASO @rspaegean and representatives of 🇬🇷🇩🇪🇮🇹🇫🇷🇲🇹
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I will meet Vice-President @fuatoktay, Minister of Foreign Affairs @MevlutCavusoglu and Minister of Interior @suleymansoylu in Ankara 🇹🇷 tomorrow. The discussions will focus on migration management, including the implementation of the relevant aspects of the EU-Turkey Statement.
Investigation by @guardian reveals that EU member states have pushed back at least 40.000 asylum seekers, resulting in 2000 deaths. Pushbacks are illegal and a violation of the fundamental rights of those most in need of help. This needs to stop.
This week I am in Greece to discuss the situation of refugees on the Greek islands with NGO's, lawyers and authorities.
I just met with immigration lawyer Dimitrios Choulis, who is courageously supporting many of the most vulnerable asylum seekers on Samos.
📢 Europe says #RefugeesWelcome!
While many governments are set on closing borders - towns, cities & municipalities are declaring their community a welcoming place for asylum seekers. It's time to show we live in a #WelcomingEurope.
Join our campaign👉europewelcomes.org
📢 Europe says #RefugeesWelcome!
While many governments are set on closing borders - towns, cities & municipalities are
declaring their community a welcoming place for asylum seekers. It's time to show we live in a #WelcomingEurope.
Join our campaign👉europewelcomes.org
Parliament discusses humanitarian situation of migrants in Bosnia, and Danish Refugee Council mentions the elephant in the room: brutal pushbacks by Croatia, leaving migrants stuck in BiH without access to asylum or basic needs. The Commission has to end this shameless impunity.
#ECJ #AG Rantos: By criminalising activities intended to assist persons who do not fulfil the national criteria for the grant of protection to initiate an #InternationalProtection procedure, #Hungary has failed to fulfil its obligations under #EUlaw
An efficient return for those without legal grounds to stay in the EU is a pre-requisite for a fair and sustainable EU Asylum and Migration policy. The effectiveness of return can only be improved if we increase coordination and strengthen the external dimension #MigrationEU
How long can European countries shy away from their responsibility to protect people who are stuck at our borders? We need a more just and humane asylum system in Europe.
My contribution to #EPlenary debate on humanitarian situation of refugees at EU borders. ⤵
The EU's containment policies are devastating the mental health of asylum seekers trapped on the Greek islands. We need political solutions that prioritise people over borders. @RESCUE_EU has the full story at
Our new report The Cruelty of Containment, out today, highlights how EU policies have led to a mental health crisis among asylum seekers on the Greek islands.
Meet Audrey, Baimba & Hassan, whose stories are brought to life by @JocieJuritz.
Learn more: eu.rescue.org/cruelty-of-con…
Crystal clear judgement: Hungary broke EU law by detaining asylum seekers in transit zones and blocking access to asylum. It once again shows that Orban doesn’t care about human rights and the Rule of Law. It also sets red lines for the upcoming Migration Pact negotiations.
High expectations before the launch of the new pact on Migration and Asylum. Will this Pact finally break the deadlock in the European Asylum debate and ensure more solidarity and safeguards?
I welcome you to read the first blog article on my new website.
@EvandeRakt @boell_eu @boell_stiftung @RuthReichstein @martapardavi @javorbenedek @peterkreko @GEF_Europe @HeidiHautala @ph_lamberts @AsiaSto @BHermisson @KarimaDelli Welcome Eva! And also welcome to join our Greens/EFA conference on the New Migration and Asylum Pact, from 4.30 to 6.30.
Finally, the @EU_Commission decided to make migration a priority. It was about time! We urgently need a future proof 🇪🇺 migration policy. @RenewEurope presented its vision on A New Pact on Migration and Asylum six months ago. Read our proposals here 👉 bit.ly/2ZCTYeh
This devastating fire on Lesbos shows we urgently need the @EU_Commission to present its Pact on Asylum and Migration! I expect the EU to coordinate operational support with the Greek authorities to ensure alternative shelter for people in #Moria today! bbc.com/news/world-eur…
While we eagerly await the new EU asylum & migration Pact we often overlook this: do EU countries actually commit enough capacity to implement current rules? Such as: enough staff for good procedures & decent reception centres? Sorry @EU_Commission, some homework for the summer👇
+1President @vonderleyen response to the shootings at the Greek-Turkish border: she simply takes the denial by the Greek government as truth, despite clear evidence that asylum seekers were killed. The Commission shouldn't defend governments but hold those responsible accountable.
Furthermore, we have to look at the big picture. Why isn’t there a working European asylum policy? The @EU_Commission should not be so beholden to a few member states. It should live up to its responsibility and duty to initiate legislation.
Enough with the waiting. Act!
#AG Pikamäe: #Hungary has failed to fulfil obligations arising from #EU law in relation to a substantial part of its legislation on asylum procedures and the return of illegally staying third-country nationals #asylumrights #refugees
“The absence of a well functioning asylum&migration policy in Europe has cost many lives, brought extremist parties to power, and jeopardised the unity of our continent”. Appeal by @jcoetjen @RenewEurope to 🇩🇪 2020 EU Presidency to ensure a breakthrough. Read 👇 the @SZ article
Sich nur auf Folgen der #Coronakrise zu konzentrieren, ist nicht genug, um Europa weiterzubringen. Brauchen 🇪🇺Asylsystem, sonst steht uns nächste Krise bevor. In 6 Wochen beginnt 🇩🇪Ratspräsidentschaft, daher unser Appel an die BReg. @RenewEurope
via @SZ sz.de/1.4912932
NEW: Our proposal for a fair & efficient EU #asylumsystem!
✔️Ties & preferences of #asylumseekers taken into account
✔️More support for cities to welcome
✔️Fair distribution across the EU
✔️Compensation from EU governments that refuse European solidarity
In debate with Commissioners Várhely and Johansson, I stressed today the need to include migrants and refugees in Covid-19 measures. They are victims of confinement, lack of access to health services and asylum procedures and even of pushbacks. Their health and lives are at risk.
German EU-affairs minister Roth expects 'a gesture of humanity' from the Dutch government, urges for support in the relocation of vulnerable asylum seekers from Greece. 'It is not realistic to wait until the Visegrad countries offer pledges, but the rest of the EU has to act now'
Commissioner Johansson starts the debate on the Greek-Turkish borders. She calls for the relocation of unaccompanied minors, but there is an urgent need to evacuate all asylum seekers and to ensure access to asylum. It not only concerns ‘our’ borders but also ‘our’ refugees.
@classicbyte @d_boeselager A majority in the @Europarl_EN has backed legislation for a comprehensive asylum and migration policy and has consistently called for an end to the shameful and avoidable humanitarian crisis. It has been stuck however in Council (= member states) since 2016. We will not relent
At #EUDialog conference in Berlin I shared my expectations for upcoming German Presidency: courage to uphold rule of law, humane and effective asylum policies, assertiveness in world politics and a debate on reforms to make EU decision making more democratic & transparent