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Tag Archives: Africa

Can we really “help them in their Countries”?

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 […]

A year after the creation of the European Trust Fund for Africa – where are we at now?

  One of the main outcomes of the Valletta Summit which was held in November 2015 and which brought European and African leaders together to tackle the issue of migration from Africa was the implementation of a European Trust Fund for Africa (EUTFA). The Trust Fund would be an “innovative mechanism to pool large resources […]

Manufacturing fashion: an opportunity for asylum-seekers

This year, the European Development Days 2016 that will take place in Brussels on June 15th and 16th will pay particular attention to migration dynamics and the reception and integration of asylum seekers in the European Countries. Within this framework, the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) and the Italian cooperative society Lai-momo will […]

Tiny Gambia and the absurdity of its regime

In 2014 and 2015 the number of asylum applications from Gambian nationals in the European Union reached figures as high as 11,500 (to be specific, 11,465 in 2015 and 11,515 in 2014. Eurostat data). Of course, when compared with the astonishing numbers of Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis looking for peaceful shelter in the EU, the […]