Minister of the Interior Visits Bulgarian Border Following European Parliament’s Immigration Policy Tightening

The Federal Minister of the Interior and Community, Faeser, visits the Bulgaria-Turkey border to assess the EU’s external border protection measures following the European Parliament’s adoption of stringent immigration policies. Faeser emphasizes the criticality of safeguarding external borders. The minister personally witnessed the three-meter-high fence that separates the borders of Bulgaria and Turkey. The fence…

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Government Coalition Reaches Consensus on Refugee Access to State Benefits via Smart Card

Finally, the dispute within the Bundestag’s government coalition over the refugee payment card has been resolved. The Democratic Party and the Free Democratic Party had been at odds for many months, with states and municipalities calling for relief in refugee care amidst hopes for reduced future asylum applications. Initially, asylum seekers received a modest cash…

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Italy Shifts More Asylum Seeker Burden to Germany

Italy has officially decided to suspend a key agreement under the European migration policy. It has informed other governments that it will temporarily halt acceptance of the Dublin transfer regulation from European Union countries, which mandates the return of asylum seekers who first arrived in Italy. Italy cited insufficient capacity to accommodate migrants as justification…

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A potential debate between the Christian Democratic Party candidate and the Alternative Party candidate raises concerns about refugees

The announcement of a debate between “Voigt”, the candidate of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU), and the candidate of the Alternative Party (AfD), “Höcke”, candidates for the municipality of “Hogen”, sparked widespread controversy, especially with regard to refugees. The debate is supposed to take place on the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration…

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A judicial decision upholds human rights… Major Italian court criminalizes the returning of migrants at the sea to Libya

Italy’s highest court of appeal ruled that it was illegal to return migrants from the sea to Libya. The ruling was welcomed by charitable organizations and human rights groups, which criticized the government for cooperating with the Libyan authorities on migration. The court upheld the conviction of the captain of the Italian tugboat (ASO 28),…

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Albania: Parliament approves an agreement on immigration with Italy

The Albanian Parliament approved an agreement with Italy regarding immigration, which will allow Rome to build two centers in the Balkan country to receive migrants and process asylum requests, while international and human rights organizations criticized it. The Albanian Constitutional Court had previously rejected an appeal by representatives from the opposition Democratic Party against the…

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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…

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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…

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