In response to the rise of the far-right… a massive German demonstration against racism and plans to expel foreigners
Under the slogan “For Democracy and Cohesion,” about 6,000 people demonstrated in the center of the German city of Wolfsburg against the far-right. This demonstration was called for, among other organisers, by the Volkswagen Group, whose CEO Oliver Blume said: “People are currently taking to the streets throughout Germany for democracy and freedom. For the […]Read more..
Italian Parliament adopts an agreement allowing asylum seekers to be sent to Albania, but the opposition rejects it
Italian representatives adopted a controversial agreement with Albania to send asylum seekers who survived drowning to closed centers in Tirana while their applications are considered, ignoring with their decision the criticism of non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and the opposition. On Wednesday, February 14, representatives approved the project by a majority of 155 votes to 115 […]Read more..
The German Development Minister inaugurated a third immigration center, in the West African country of Nigeria, as part of a series of new immigration centers, with the aim of reducing irregular immigration and providing advice and guidance to people who want to work in Germany. German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze […]Read more..
A young Guinean immigrant committed suicide in Italy in an immigration detention center, in protest against poor conditions
The Italian authorities arrested 14 people after violent protests broke out in a pre-deportation detention center in Ponte Galleria, near the capital, Rome, in the wake of the tragic suicide of an immigrant from Guinea, while human rights powers called for the closure of “inhumane” detention centers, which they considered to be collapsing and does […]Read more..
Amid opposition from the Socialists and Greens
France intends to end nationality by birth on the island of Mayotte to limit immigration
The French authorities announced their intention to make a controversial constitutional amendment that would abolish the right of those born on the French island of Mayotte, which has a Muslim majority in the Indian Ocean, to obtain citizenship, claiming that it would help stop the illegal immigration crisis. This step was rejected by the Socialists […]Read more..
A migrant was shot dead, and another was injured near the Loon-Plage camp in northern France, while the judicial police and the Central Office to Combat Migrant Trafficking opened an investigation. The injured person was a 33-year-old Iraqi, while the identity of the deceased was not confirmed. Dunkirk prosecutor Charlotte Hutet said on Sunday, February […]Read more..
Following a Swedish court’s decision to deport the Iraqi refugee “the Quran burner,” fears that he will be exposed to retaliation
The Swedish Migration Court approved the decision to deport Iraqi refugee Silwan Mumika, who burned copies of the Quran more than once in the capital, Stockholm, last year, and sparked a wave of anger in the Islamic world, but the Swedish authorities fear that he will be exposed to retaliation in Iraq, if he is […]Read more..
A judicial decision to consider the youth organization of the right-wing AfD party as an “extremist” movement
A state court in Germany declared that German intelligence services classified the youth organization affiliated with the far-right Alternative for Germany party as a confirmed extremist movement, after a series of angry demonstrations over a far-right plan, woven at night, and recently exposed, to expel foreigners from Germany. The Cologne Administrative Court issued the ruling […]Read more..
As a result of civil society efforts, children from Gaza arrived in Geneva to receive treatment for the first time
Four children who were victims of the Israeli-Palestinian war, between the ages of 14 months and 17 years, arrived in the Swiss capital, Geneva, coming from the Gaza Strip to receive medical treatment in Switzerland, and to keep them away from the imminent danger in which they live, at the initiative of a doctor residing in […]Read more..
The Spanish Supreme Court ruled that the deportation of hundreds of young Moroccan minors from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in August 2021, after a mass border crossing, was illegal and violated the European Convention on Human Rights, in a blow to the coalition government’s immigration policy. The court’s judges rejected an appeal filed by […]Read more..
After millions demonstrated against it
The Alternative for Germany Party is declining in opinion polls in Germany
The first opinion poll after millions demonstrated against right-wing extremism and the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD) that spread across Germany showed that the AfD had begun to lose its popularity among German voters, but the ruling coalition did not benefit from this decline. The “AfD” in the opinion poll called “Sonntagsfrage” came at 21.5%, […]Read more..
The Finnish authorities arrested 18 migrants, including women and children, on Finland’s closed land border with Russia, one week after the disappearance of 160 migrants who had applied for asylum in Finland. The Finnish border guard said the group was suspected of illegally crossing a forested area north of the Imatra border crossing and consisted […]Read more..