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Serbia and EU signed the agreement on border management cooperation

Source: European Western Balkans Portal  Photo: Frontex logo; Photo: Christian Charisius Brussels, November , 2019 - European Union and Serbia signed the agreement on border management cooperation today in Brussels. According to a statement from the European Commission, the agreement will…

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PRESS RELEASE – The asylum draft bill violates international, EU and national law and exposes thousands of asylum seekers and refugees, the majority of whom are women and children, in high risk

Photo: Reuters Athens, October 23, 2019—On the evening of October 21, and mere hours after the just 5 day-long public consultations were concluded, the draft bill “on International Protection” was submitted to Parliament through the urgency procedure. The Greek Council…

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PRESS RELEASE The asylum draft bill violates international, EU and national law and exposes thousands of asylum seekers and refugees, the majority of whom are women and children, in high risk

Photo: Reuters Athens, October 23, 2019—On the evening of October 21, and mere hours after the just 5 day-long public consultations were concluded, the draft bill “on International Protection” was submitted to Parliament through the urgency procedure. The Greek Council…

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International Conference on the Integration of Refugees was held in Belgrade

Edited:apc  Photo:apc BELGRADE,December 10- Asylum Protection Center organized an international conference on the challenges surrounding the integration of refugees in the Balkans and the EU from December 5-8 2018, in Belgrade. The conference brought together experts and representatives of organizations…

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Frontex already in Serbia

Belgrade, September 20 - Members of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency will be deployed on the borders of Serbia, as is envisaged by an agreement between Belgrade and Brussels, which has yet to be ratified. (English version below)…

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Germany will be sending back migrants to Greece who previously sought asylum there

       edited:APC             BERLIN, August 18 - Germany will be returning migrants to Greece who previously sought asylum in the Mediterranean country,  provided an agreement between the two nations. (English version below) An agreement…

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Medina’s Family Released from Custody in Tovarnik and Transferred to the Center for Asylum Seekers in Kutina 

Edited: APC     Photo:APC ZAGREB, June 6th - The family of six-year-old Afghan girl Medina Hoseini, who died tragically after being hit by a train at the border crossing between Croatia and Serbia, was released after more than 70 days in detention…

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Representatives of the Balkans in Sarajevo: Joint actions to prevent illegal migration

Source: Beta       Photo: Beta SARAJEVO, June 7th - At today's meeting in Sarajevo, representatives of the Western Balkan countries committed to jointly prevent illegal migration, smuggling and trafficking in human beings. Representatives of Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia,…

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Hungary refused to ratify a European-African statement, because, they claim it’s pro-migrant 

edited: APC        photo: MTI:Molnár Edvárd BUDAPEST, May 3rd - Hungary has refused to ratify a European-African statement stating the 'welfare of migration for development', which was adopted at a ministerial conference in Morocco, attended by 60 European and African…

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Bulgaria: Asylum Seekers Summarily Expelled

According to the report of the international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch - "Containment Plan: Bulgaria's Pushbacks and Detention of Syrian and other Asylum Seekers and Migrants", which was released a few days ago, the Bulgarian government has launched a…

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Migrants face ‘living hell’ in Greek detention

SOURCE: The Gardian 01. April  2014. Migrants and asylum-seekers detained in Greece are being forced to endure deplorable conditions, often with devastating effects on their health, according to a report from aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Doctors who have…

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Two Ukrainian citizens have sought asylum in Serbia

SOURCE: Tanjug  19.03.2014. Since the beginning of the year two Ukrainian citizens have sought asylum in Serbia, while ten of them inquired about asylum conditions, says Rados Djurovic executive director of Asylum Protection Center. Among them, he declares, there are…

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End of benefits for asylum seekers

Source :Deutsche Welle 20.03.2014. German Ministry of Foreign Affairs started an initiative for Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania to be listed as "safe countries of origin". Asylum requests from this kind of countries are being processed in…

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VOICES OF EUROPE UNITE TO HELP SYRIA’S REFUGEES

The European Council of Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) together with 100 partners in 34 countries has launched Europe Act Now (www.helpsyriasrefugees.eu) calling on European leaders to protect refugees fleeing the Syrian war.To date, just 81,000 Syrians have sought protection in…

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An open and safe Europe – what next?

Due to the expiration of the Stockholm Programme at the end of 2014, the European Council will adopt in June strategic guidelines indicating the way forward in the area of Justice and Home Affairs in the EU. In the context…

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European Parliament: Resolution adopted during plenary on undocumented women migrants in the EU

Source: ECRE 07.02.2013. The resolution calls on EU Member States to distinguish immigration policies from the healthcare, education and prosecution of crimes against undocumented women migrants. Such a distinction would enable this group to access their fundamental rights regardless of…

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European migration policy and the asylum system

In the Annual Report for 2013 of the international organization Human Rights Watch about the situation of human rights in the member states of the European Union is stated that xenophobia, racism and discrimination still represent a serious problem in…

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More illegal immigrants in Macedonia

Source : Al Jazeera 8.August 2013. Macedonian police claims that the number of migrants in this country is constantly growing, especially in times of economic crisis in Greece.Over Macedonia's territory every year a thousands of migrants crosses in a search…

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