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  • 250 Eritreans in grave danger: the European Parliament must act

    presse release GUE/NGL

    Since June 30, 250 Eritrean citizens have been held in a detention centre in southern Libya to face forced repatriation to their country of origin. These people are asylum seekers and among them are some who have been deported from Italy to Libya without any possibility for them to seek international protection.
    Three members of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (Rui Tavares, Marie-Christine Vergiat and Miguel Portas) today called for an emergency meeting of the EU Commissioner (...) Read more

  • Declaration of Members of the European Parliament against the forced return of Afghans to Kaboul

    on Tuesday, 15th December

    Whereas we called out, here in plenary session on November 24th, to the Council and the Commission, on the "joint removals of irregular migrants to Afghanistan", one cannot but notice that France and Great-Britain are looking for persisting in joint expulsion operations.
    Today, nine afghans held in the retention centre of Calais-Coquelles and two others held in Lille, have seen themselves notified of their expulsion to Afghanistan for Tuesday, 15th December.
    Whereas they have fled the (...) Read more

  • Slovenia

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    Slovenia was the first of the 2004 accession states to join the Euro zone (2007) and to take on the presidency of the European Union (January to June 2008), and as such, developed the necessary tools for its entry in the Schengen area (21/12/07). Slovenia is located on one of the new external borders of the EU and constitutes a main entry point for migrants. For a large number of Slovenian NGOs, their country remains a transit region, and according to them, (...) Read more


    Médecins sans Frontières exposes conditions for undocumented migrants and asylum Seekers IN MALTESE DETENTION CENTRES Read more

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  • The situation of exiles on the English Channel and North Sea coast

    Report of a CFDA mission of inquiry carried out between May and July 2008

    Between May and July 2008, the French Coalition for Asylum Rights (CFDA) (Coordination française pour le droit d’asile), composed of about twenty French associations, carried out a mission of inquiry in north-western France on the situation of the “exiles” found in the area. Read more

  • To investigate on the death of migrants in South European border

    Testimonies from the survivors and from different social Moroccan organizations confirm that the nights of the 28th and 29th of April, a boat with more than seventy people that tried to reach the Spanish coast was hit by security Moroccan forces. At least 36 people drown, babies included. A few months before a complaint for the death of a Senegalese citizen thrown to the sea by the civil guard had arrived. In the frame of the International Committee of the III WSFM (...) Read more

  • Solidarity failure in Cyprus: militants under threat from the authorities for

    In Cyprus immigration and asylum laws do not respect European Union standards, putting migrants and refugees in a position of extreme insecurity, especially those that are kept prisoner in detention centers. In Nicosia, the latter are held in premises that are absolutely inappropriate to detention (lack of privacy, overcrowding), while Cypriot law does not stipulate a time limit for the administrative detention of foreigners . There are those who have been waiting two or even three years (...) Read more

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