Showing posts with label asylum seekers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label asylum seekers. Show all posts

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

refugees in Europe
After years of shifting policies and heated debate, UNHCR said that the ambitious but achievable recommendations would provide a common and workable asylum system within the EU through sustainable reform and revitalized financial support for host countries.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

German Bill to Cut Asylum seekers from North Africa, Georgia

German Bill to Cut Asylum seekers from North Africa, Georgia
Germany's government launched a renewed attempt Wednesday to declare three North African states and Georgia "safe countries of origin", which would raise the hurdles for asylum requests by its citizens.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow prompt concern

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow
Rights groups and watchdogs have expressed concern over several countries' proposals to return asylum seekers to Greece as several European leaders call for refugee routes to be closed.

Asylum seekers directly to the responsible countries : German ruling coalition agree on asylum policies

Asylum seekers directly to the responsible countries
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives Union on Thursday night reached an agreement on strengthened asylum policies with coalition partner Social Democratic Party (SPD), ending weeks-long dispute that almost toppled the government.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

End of Welcoming Culture: Germany Sets Up Centers for Asylum Seekers

Germany Sets Up Centers for Asylum Seekers
The welcoming culture of Germany, which came about in 2015, when its citizens applauded the arrival of trains filled with migrants and asylum seekers, vanished as the new government announced plans to accelerate the processing of asylum applications and establish holding centers to ensure consistent deportations.

Monday, February 26, 2018

‘Refugee bottleneck in Greece result of EU & NATO failure to deal with Syria problems’

Around 47,000 asylum-seekers have found themselves unable to leave Greece
The EU is the biggest culprit in the refugee crisis in Europe, and you can’t leave it to Greece alone to deal with it, Stephen Morris from the English Democrats party says. Why aren’t NATO and the EU doing anything, he asks.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

French gov't presents new migration, asylum rules amid criticism

French gov't presents new migration, asylum rules
French government on Wednesday unveiled a new bill to better handle migration crisis and asylum requests, saying it would balance between efficiency and humanity amid growing critics from human rights groups and even from its ranks.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

EU Says Asylum Numbers Dropped by Almost Half in 2017

Asylum Numbers Dropped by Almost Half in 2017
The European Union's asylum agency said the number of people seeking international protection in Europe in 2017 dropped by almost half compared to the year before and that most applicants were Syrian.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Ousted Catalan leader in Brussels to apply for political asylum: media

Ousted Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont
Ousted Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont, as well as five of his advisers, is in Belgium, amidst speculation he could apply for political asylum, local media reported on Monday.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Germany expels 14 Afghans amid protests

Germany expelled 14 rejected Afghan asylum seekers
Germany expelled 14 rejected Afghan asylum seekers, the interior ministry said Wednesday, amid angry protests that the war-ravaged country is unsafe for returnees.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Poll shows majority of Germans want cap on refugees

The CSU wants to limit the annual number of asylum seekers to Germany to 200,000
A majority of Germans want a cap on the number of asylum seekers taken in each year, according to the results of a poll published on Friday by German press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

European nations urged to stop repatriating Afghans to their 'deeply unsafe' home country

Afghans have been among the main groups of asylum seekers in Europe
Amnesty International has urged European nations to stop sending Afghans who do not qualify for asylum back to their "deeply unsafe" home country. The human rights group says the policy risks causing serious harm to those affected.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Germany resumes expulsions of failed asylum seekers to war-torn Afghanistan

war-torn Afghanistan
Eight Afghans expelled from Germany arrived in Kabul on Wednesday as Berlin resumed deportations of rejected asylum seekers from the war-torn country months after suspending the process when a huge truck bomb hit the Afghan capital.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dozens of asylum seekers in northern Finland cross border into Sweden

asylum seekers in northern Finland
During a demonstration staged by a group of frustrated asylum seekers in Finnish border town of Tornio on Tuesday, 55 of the demonstrators crossed the border into the Swedish side.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

France to establish asylum checks in Libya

asylum checks
France will establish reception centers in Libya to check the eligibility of asylum seekers risking their lives to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

UN chief asked developed countries to shelter more refugees

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday asked developed countries to provide shelter for more refugees and to share the responsibility with developing countries that are hosting 80 percent of the world refugees.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rome's 5-Star mayor calls to halt migrants' flow into city

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi, a prominent member of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, has asked the government not to send any more asylum seekers to the capital, saying it is already groaning under the strain.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Germany Cancels Flight Deporting Migrants to Afghanistan after Blast: Media

The German government has cancelled a flight planned for Wednesday to deport rejected asylum seekers to Afghanistan after an explosion killed at least 80 people in the Afghan capital Kabul, broadcaster ARD cited the interior minister as saying.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Austrian Parliament passes burqa ban

Austria's parliament voted to ban women from wearing full face coverings in public, part of a package of reforms aimed at integrating Muslim asylum seekers.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.