My letter to the Commission on Greek Pushbacks

On Tuesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited us in Parliament. Under his responsibility, refugees are being disenfranchised, extorted and pushed. In Greece, meanwhile, refugees are being enslaved to abuse other refugees and illegally taken back to Turkey. Unfortunately, Mitsotakis lied to us deputies and acted as if there were no …

Landmark court rulings in Rome and Strasbourg

In recent weeks, there have been two landmark judgments in European courts. First, at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Croatian authorities were indicted, and second, at the Court in Rome, the Italian authorities were indicted. In both cases, the state actors were found guilty. Three prisoners burn to death in Croatian prison cell In December 2017, Croatia was …

News from the Borders

The Border-News is also available daily directly on your cell phone: Here you can find’s the Telegram-Channel. Here you will get daily updates on everything that is happening in European asylum and migration policy and at the external borders. News from the Borders 30.01.2023 In an interview with web.de, I explain that the conservatives in the European Parliament, and above all Manfred Weber (CSU), …

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 4/2023 Question to the Commission on pushbacks on tourist ferries from Italy to Greece A week ago, Lighthouse Reports published a report on the results of their research on pushbacks …

Question to the Commission on pushbacks from Italy to Greece

A week ago, Lighthouse Reports published a report about the results of their research on pushbacks on tourist ferries from Italy to Greece. They found evidence that asylum seekers, including children, are being held in unofficial prisons – sometimes handcuffed – during the crossing in the belly of passenger ships. SRF and ARD …

Migration Day 2022

On December 18, 1990, the UN Migrant Workers Convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly. It is the primary international standard against which governments should measure their national legal protections. Unfortunately, Germany has not yet ratified the Convention.

BIPoC from Ukraine welcome?

On December 10, 2022, I co-hosted a conference with PxP Embassy e. V. on the situation of third-country nationals in Germany and the German states. You can find the livestream here. We discussed together with representatives of civil society, politics and affected BIPoC people from Ukraine about the current situation and possible solutions …

BIPoC from Ukraine – Welcome? – Conference: December 2022

Together with PxP Embassy e.V. I will organize a conference on December 10, 2022 in Berlin to talk about the situation of the so-called third-country nationals from Ukraine in Germany. We want to discuss the current situation together with representatives of civil society, politics and affected BIPoC people from Ukraine. You can find the program here. …

Roundtable discussion on the Global Gateway Initiative

Together with the Eurodad organization, I hosted an event on the European Commission’s new Global Gateway Initiative. The initiative aims to bring together development goals and geopolitical interests to close the current financial gap for the implementation of development goals by mobilizing over 300 billion euros by the end of 2027. In order to create an exchange between the Commission, Eurodad …

Seconded – my new podcast

I'm currently working on my new podcast, where I want to talk to interesting people about different aspects of politics and come up with new ideas and solutions.

European Financial Architecture for Development – an overview

In 2018, the EU Council commissioned a group of experts to make an analysis of European development cooperation and its actors and to make suggestions for improvement. The report of the expert group was available in October 2019 and proposed as its main point the establishment of the new European Climate and Sustainable Development Bank (ECSDB). This should bundle and centrally coordinate European development cooperation, …

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