Institutions and Policies

“What the European Union is experiencing at the moment is a lack of trust”. A chat with MEP Elly Schlein on the reform of the Dublin Regulation

  • 20 febbraio 2017

On May 4th 2016, the European Commission issued a legislative proposal to reform the current Dublin III Regulation, which establishes the mechanism for determining the Member States responsible for assessing asylum applications. The new “Dublin IV” proposal adds some important features to the original legal framework, which have attracted the attention and the critique of […]

Ambassador Matheel Dhayif Al-Sabti: Iraq will not accept forced deportations from Finland

  • 19 gennaio 2017

Written by Enrique Tessieri from the Migrant Tales Blog, member of the Asylum Corner Network Migrant Tales had the opportunity to speak to Iraqi Ambassador to Finland, Matheel Dhayif Al-Sabti, on Wednesday about Iraq’s official policy towards deportation of its national: “I’m saying that Iraq will not accept forced deportations.” When asked how many Iraqis […]

Can we really “help them in their Countries”?

  • 24 novembre 2016

As we have seen in previous articles, cooperation with third countries is a significant element on the European agenda on migration. Well before the peak of arrivals in Europe in 2014 and 2015, the EU Institutions had engaged in a dialogue with ACP Countries (Africa-Caribbean-Pacific) within the scope of the EU Global Approach to Migration […]

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the New York Declaration: well-meaning intentions but what else?

  • 3 ottobre 2016

  On Monday 19th September, world leaders convened in New York to attend a United Nations General Assembly, which specifically addressed large movements of refugees and migrants worldwide. The Summit for Refugees and Migrants was opened with the adoption of a declaration concerning migration and asylum that will be historically known as the New York […]

“On the migration issue, Member States are hiding behind each other’s back”. An interview with Malin Björk

  • 10 novembre 2015

  Malin Björk has been a Swedish Member of the European Parliament since 2014. She belongs to the European United Left/Nordic Green Left parliamentary group and is a very active member of the Civil Liberty, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) in Parliament. A few months ago she featured in many newspaper articles for successfully […]

“Securitization is not the answer, it’s largely part of the problem.” A chat with Pamela DeLargy, Special Advisor on migration at the UN

  • 26 ottobre 2015

Pamela DeLargy is currently the Special Advisor for the UN Special Representative on Migration, Peter Sutherland, and has previously worked as Representative for the UN Population Fund in Sudan. Asylum Corner met her to discuss the general situation of migration in Europe and the latest developments of the EU migration policy. Asylum Corner: What is […]

The voice of the European Parliament on Migration: An interview with the MEP Cécile Kyenge

  • 13 maggio 2015

  Asylum Corner: As co-rapporteur of the Initiative Report for Migrations in the Mediterranean Sea at the European Parliament, what do you think about the 10 points plan presented by Commissioner Avramopoulos during the Foreign Affairs Ministries meeting in Luxembourg last April? Cécile Kyenge: It is important to point out that Commissioner Avramopoulos’ agenda looks […]

The European Asylum Support Office: a dialogue with the Spokesperson Jean-Pierre Schembri

  • 13 maggio 2015

  Following our first article on the structure and main tasks of the European Asylum Support Office, we interviewed Jean-Pierre Schembri, Spokesperson of the EASO, to satisfy our and many other people’s interest. Asylum Corner: Due to the primary importance of asylum issues in today’s European politics, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) keeps strengthening […]

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