Tag Archives: Refugee

£14m spent on private jets to deport asylum seekers in 18 months

Want to deport lots of failed asylum seekers? The U.K. has been doing it with charter aircraft. The cost per person is astronomical. In most cases it would be cheaper to let the person stay. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/16/14m-spent-on-private-jets-to-deport-asylum-seekers-in-18-months 74 Advertisements

Slovakia selects refugees while sending police to assist in Hungary

Slovakia seems to have backed down on its threat to refuse to implement the binding EU plan to reallocate 160,000 refugees. A first 200 will be selected in Italy. Slovakia is the only EU country with a “Christian only” policy for quota refugees. The main arrival country Greece has refused to cooperate with religious screening […]

Opinion: Fighting sham battles over the transit zone

“Transit zones” for refugees? Nein danke! Huge prison camps beside the motorway, while EU citizens speed past pretending not to see the suffering…   http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-fighting-sham-battles-over-the-transit-zone/a-18779740 118

Big majority of EU citizens support redistribution of asylum seekers, a common asylum procedure, and a simplification of legal migration procedures, according to a new EuroBarometer poll. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pdf/eurobarometre/2015/2015parlemeter/eb84_1_synthese_analytique_partie_1_migration_en.pdf 16

ИЗВЪНРЕДНО! Стрелба на турско-българската граница

Bulgarian border guards have started using live ammunition to prevent refugees entering the EU. This is the EU so it was “a warning shot that ricocheted.” The first confirmed death – an Afghan refugee – came just as European Council leaders were congratulating themselves on their latest plans to increase deportation and to “externalise” border […]

Turkey’s Erdogan calls the shots at EU summit

The Turkish government is holding the strongest cards in the ugly refugee negotiation with the EU. Germany would like to agree to most Turkish demands. Other EU leaders still think that a billion Euros and a promise of some visa liberalisation sometime will satisfy the Turkish side. Meanwhile the EU leaders still struggle to agree […]

Czechs and Slovaks not doing enough on Roma and gay rights

“Refuges welcome!” – but they might prefer Austria or Germany. https://euobserver.com/lgbti/130671 52