EU governance of migration is a complete failure

EU governance of migration is a complete failure

The EU needs to overcome its paralysing fears and divisions and to manage migration and refugee flows effectively, said many MEPs in Tuesday's plenary debate with the Dutch Presidency and the Commission. Protecting the EU's external borders effectively is vital to safeguard the Schengen passport-free area, they observed. Some also called for zero tolerance of racist and violent attacks against migrants and refugees

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 Written by: Laura Ferrara Posted in: Latest news, February, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Newsroom, 2016, Laura Ferrara

Refugee crisis: "If Schengen collapses, it'll be start of end European project"

Refugee crisis:

Migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos warned MEPs the refugee crisis was "getting worse" during a meeting organised by the civil liberties committee on 14 January. The commissioner also called on member states to deliver on their own promises and show solidarity to each other: "If Schengen collapses, it will be the beginning of the end of the European project".

Thursday, 14 January 2016 Written by: Laura Ferrara Posted in: January, Latest news, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Newsroom, 2016, Laura Ferrara

Member states should implement the EU victims' directive

EU countries must put the legislation into practice

Member states should implement the EU victims' directive

Around 30 million crimes are reported to the police in the EU each year.  With so much effort focussed on capturing and convicting the perpetrator, the victim can sometimes be forgotten. As increasing numbers of people travel, live and work abroad, there are many more potential victims of crimes committed in a country other than their own. This year will be vital in making victims’ rights a reality in all EU countries as the EU victims’ directive, adopted in 2012 must finally be implemented into member states’ national law by 16 November 2015.

Friday, 13 November 2015 Written by: Laura Ferrara Posted in: Latest news, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Newsroom, 2015, November, Laura Ferrara