Justice & Home Affairs Archives

  • Inclusion of youth is key to averting a shift towards violence

    Freedom of thought 23-08-2018

    Public authorities in Europe and elsewhere need to engage with young people and take their feeling of being excluded from economic, social and political life seriously if they want to tackle urban violence effectively, writes Scott Weber.

  • Migration can only be tackled by the EU as a whole

    Global Europe 20-07-2018

    Without a shared EU foreign policy, the notion of halting future migration waves is unrealistic, write Ilhan Kyuchyuk and Samuel Doveri Vesterbye. Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP (Bulgaria) is ALDE Vice President and Member of the European Parliament; Samuel Doveri Vesterbye is Managing Director …

  • EU must respond firmly to Tehran terror plot on European soil

    Politics 19-07-2018

    The EU’s eagerness to further unconditional engagements with Iran seems to have only made Europe more vulnerable to state sponsored terrorism, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras.

  • Turkey and the migration crisis: a positive example for the Transatlantic community

    Global Europe 16-07-2018

    Supposedly illiberal Turkey has set a powerful and positive example for upholding one of the most central of humanitarian values: providing shelter, opportunity, and hope to some of the world’s most vulnerable people, writes Matthew Bryza.

  • Power grab: Top EU court redefines marriage

    Promoted content | Freedom of thought 29-06-2018

    Does the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) have the competence to redefine marriage for all EU citizens? On 5 June, the EU’s highest court has claimed that it does, argues Adina Portaru.

  • EU’s soft power to improve human rights in Morocco

    Africa 29-06-2018

    Morocco has made significant progress on a number of human rights issues since the revision of its Constitution in 2011 and the creation of the National Council of Human Rights (CNDH) in 2012, but the EU must continue using its soft power to help Rabat take up other sensitive issues, writes Willy Fautré.

  • The end of EU migration policy

    Future EU 25-06-2018

    The recent EU mini-summit on migration held on 24 June has reaffirmed more openly than ever before, the fundamental dissensions and schism among member states, if not among EU institutions themselves, in the field of migration and asylum policy. A two-speed EU migration policy would be the best solution to keep EU unity, writes Solon Ardittis.

  • Time to adopt the Equal Treatment Directive

    25-06-2018

    According to a 2015 Eurobarometer survey, around 12% of people in Europe consider themselves at risk of discrimination. In fact, any person in Europe could potentially fall victim to this injustice, write Birgit Van Hout and Tena Šimonović Einwalter.

  • If we fail to reform the Dublin Regulation, everybody loses – especially children

    22-06-2018

    If European leaders won't agree on a working intra-European solidarity mechanism, Europe's free movement zone will be at risk and many more children will lose their lives trying to reach safety and shelter in Europe, writes Karen Mets.

  • World Refugee Day, a reminder for EU leaders that reforming the migration system is urgent

    20-06-2018

    Millions are fleeing war or persecution worldwide. As we commemorate their strength and courage on World Refugee Day, we try to be calm quoting the record high number of 68.5 million displaced people – 3 million higher than the total population of the UK – 25.4 million refugees, 40 million internally displaced and 3.1 million asylum seekers, writes Luca Jahier.

  • Redefining the elements for successful integration

    06-06-2018

    Migration is here to stay. Acknowledging voting rights and political participation of migrants are necessary aspects of a democratic society, writes Yves Leterme.

     

  • Abolish Dublin Regulation for a humane asylum system built on solidarity

    06-06-2018

    The European Parliament and the Council will soon negotiate a revision of the Dublin regulation, concerning the EU's asylum system. This is an opportunity for the EU to develop a more humane system based on objective criteria, and for every member state to take its share of responsibility, writes Cornelia Ernst.

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