About: Asylum seekers

Elections 19-03-2018

No, Germany will not finance ‘harems’ for refugees

A Latvian news site wrongly portrayed talks on family reunification for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany as opening the door for "harems". EURACTIV.com looks into the allegations as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
Global Europe 29-03-2017

Making a stop in Serbia, part II: People helping people

As tragedies unfold, aid workers talk about the lack of hope among the refugees and their potential for self-harm. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Global Europe 21-03-2017

Making a stop in Serbia, part I: The killer journey

Every day, hundreds of refugees enter Serbia. Most of them hope to cross to Hungary and eventually reach the West. But Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans arrive only to get stuck at the border. EURACTIV Romania reports.

From Syria to Bulgaria, part II: ‘Now, I am a teacher in Sofia’

Elias now lives in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria – a country that when it first greeted him was not at all prepared to receive and care for him and the many others like him. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Central Europe 14-03-2017

From Syria to Bulgaria, part I: Escaping death

Some years ago, an ambitious Kurd from a village in northern Syria won a scholarship to study abroad. He ended up in Havana, where he learned Spanish. Elias later returned to Syria, where he became a translator at the state news agency, SANA. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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Global Europe 15-02-2017

Solidarity: Key to ensuring dignity for migrants and refugees all over Europe

Solidarity has to be placed at the heart of Europe’s migration and asylum policy by incorporating a rights-based approach based on a more efficient responsibility-sharing system and improved harmonisation of protection’s standards among Member States.
Margaritis Schinas

Commission has ‘no time’ for moral questions on migrant swap deal

The European Commission today knocked back questions over the morality of the EU’s deal with Turkey, which will see a controversial swap of so-called irregular migrants in Greece with asylum seekers in Turkey.
EU Priorities 2020 27-05-2015

Ban Ki-moon on migration crisis: EU member states must show compassion

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged European countries to “show compassion” and to do more to help migrants.
EU Priorities 2020 27-05-2015

Commission calls on member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers

“We have a proposal for an emergency mechanism to relocate 40,000 asylum seekers. Syrians and Eritreans will be relocated from Italy and Greece to other European Union member states over a period of two years,” said EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels on Wednesday.
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