Latest blog articles with tag refugee

  • How to amend the annual EU budget in light of the current refugee crisis

    How to amend the annual EU budget in light of the current refugee crisis

    21 October 2015
    In September 2015 for the second time this year, after a first mobilization of more resources in June 2015 already, [1] the European Commission announced additional financial assistance of €801.3 million from the 2015 EU budget to tackle the current refugee crisis in the European Union (EU). [2]
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    Extraterritorial human rights obligations to protect refugees

    17 September 2015
    It took quite a while before the European countries realized and recognized that the influx from asylum-seekers via the Mediterranean Sea and Turkey into the European Union is not just a matter of controlling the outside borders of the Union, but also a humanitarian and human rights issue. Some European member states, such as Hungary, blocked borders to prevent asylum-seekers from entering. The government of Denmark has advertised in newspapers in Lebanon to discourage refugees from Syria to come to Denmark.
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    Bulgaria’s zero refugee integration policy and beyond

    17 September 2015
    Vankova in Law
    I am sure you have heard that the Bulgarian government built a fence on the Bulgarian – Turkish border and that the ‘refugee crisis’ put the national asylum system to the test. What about the Bulgarian integration policies? Did you know that currently refugees in Bulgaria face ‘zero’ integration support for a second year in a row due to an institutional ‘Ping-Pong’?
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    A Refugee Law Clinic in Maastricht

    16 September 2015
    After months of news about asylum seekers dying in the Mediterranean Sea, weeks of steadily increasing influx of people from the eastern borders of the EU, and witnessing the temporary exit of Germany from the Schengen agreement last weekend, the Maastricht University Faculty of Law has announced the Law Refugee Week.
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