War in Europe – what you can do now

We want to bring together those who have to flee from Putin's terror with people, organizations and initiatives in solidarity. On the LeaveNoOneBehind homepage you can register and learn what you can do. There are many possibilities, depending on how you want to help and what your capacities are: You can donate, you can volunteer, you can support your environment …

News from Ukraine

Due to Putin's war of aggression against Ukraine, in the coming days I will post additional information on the situation on the ground and on the external borders with Ukraine on this page and on my news channel on Telegram. News from Ukraine 18.05.2022 Ukraine and Russia have suspended negotiations to end the war for the time being, according to both sides …

What was important this week

Here I give an overview of my work and the currently important debates and issues in the European Parliament at the end of the week. Calendar week 19 Interior Committee on Temporary Protection Directive for Refugees from Ukraine In the Interior Committee, a discussion on the implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive for refugees from Ukraine was on the …

African journalists visiting Brussels

As part of a taz Panter Foundation program, I invited 16 journalists from 15 African countries to Brussels for two days of programming to explore the city, ask questions about the EU, visit the European Parliament, and network with various NGOs. As part of the foundation's program, the journalists also …

News from the Borders

Here I inform you daily about everything that is happening in European asylum and migration policy and at the external borders. The Border-News is also available daily directly on your cell phone: Here’s the Telegram-Channel. News from the Borders 11.05.2022 Fabrice Leggeri has become increasingly radicalized during his time as Frontex director. How Frontex made this possible …

Frontex – EU Parliament refuses budget discharge

The EU Parliament today refused to approve the 2020 budget discharge for the European border management agency Frontex and postponed the vote. Fabrice Leggeri resigned from his post as director of the agency after the revelation of various scandals, including the involvement of illegal pushbacks by Frontex. The agency still has not met the demands of the EU Parliament's previous discharge report and …

Commission ignores service directive for pushbacks in Croatia

The Croatian police have received official instructions for pushbacks. In the instruction, which has now become public, Croatian border guards are admonished not to allow themselves to be filmed during pushbacks in the future and to search the surroundings for hidden cameras before carrying out the pushbacks. The pushbacks themselves are to continue as usual. In their response, …

This is how the scheme by which the EU accepts refugees from Ukraine works

All 27 EU countries are ready to accept refugees from Ukraine. After a meeting of EU interior ministers on March 03, 2022, it was announced that the EU will activate a directive that guarantees war refugees from Ukraine protection in the EU - without costly asylum procedures. It's great that Europe is finally sticking together on taking in refugees. …

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