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From Malta to Brussels

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 07 / October 2009.

From Malta to Brussels

From Malta to Brussels

Dear Brussels,

It was 2003, one year before Malta joined the European Union, that Regulation No 343/2003 known as Dublin II came into force. This regulation was established in view of establishing a common European Asylum system. Meanwhile, ensuring protection of third country nationals according to the principle of non-refoulment would prevent the possibility of forum shopping or multiple applications in different states for Asylum status. Continue reading

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Narrative on the Southern Borders of Europe

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 06 / July 2009.

Mediterranean

Mediterranean

Narrative on the Southern Borders of Europe
José Ignacio García Jiménez

When it comes to talk about migration, statistics can hide the human drama that thousands of people are facing every day. The recent document: “Democratic Control for the administration of the Southern border” produced by the Jesuit Migrants Service-Spain (jointly with the Jesuit Refugee Service and Entreculturas) offers a deep reflection about the situation of thousand of migrants waiting to get in Europe and stacked in third countries, namely Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco or Senegal, so that these countries become the “external borders” of the EU. Continue reading

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Migrations – un point de vue belge

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 02 / July 2008.

Migration

Migration

La politique commune européenne en matière d’asile et de migrations. Un point de vue belge.
Jean Marie Faux

Les conclusions du Conseil européen de Tampere (octobre 1999) proclamaient la volonté des États membres d’élaborer une politique commune “pour les domaines distincts, mais étroitement liés, de l’asile et des migrations”. Le Conseil veut “faire de l’Union un espace de liberté, de sécurité et de justice”. Il précise que “la liberté, … ne doit pas être considérée comme une prérogative des seuls citoyens de l’Union”. Continue reading

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From Strasbourg to Brussels

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 02 / July 2008.

From Strasbourg to Brussels

From Strasbourg to Brussels

Strasbourg: cercles de silence en solidarité avec les étrangers menacés d’expulsion
Gabriel Nissim

Cher Bruxelles,
Spectacle inhabituel, en ce soir de fin avril, sur la place principale, au cœur de Strasbourg : au milieu des allées et venues des nombreux passants, près de cinq cents personnes forment un grand cercle silencieux. Rien à voir, rien à entendre que cette présence recueillie, cet espace vide, où seuls se hasardent une fillette ou quelques pigeons, et au centre la petite flamme d’une lampe tempête, posée à même le sol, en signe d’espérance.
Après Toulouse qui a lancé le mouvement il y a quelques mois, les cercles de silence se sont répandus dans de nombreuses villes de France. Continue reading

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Frontiers & Fortresses

This article was posted in Solidarity.

Fence

Fence

The register is the ‘most ambitious’ step. It will monitor all non-EU nationals present within the EU. Those who require a visa to enter the Schengen zone must provide their biometrical data with the visa application, and the register will automatically inform the authorities when, for example, the visa’s term is exceeded. Continue reading

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