Introduction of digital Schengen visas

The EU Parliament adopted the law on the introduction of digital Schengen visas on October 18. Previously, in July, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs had voted to approve the results of the negotiations with the Council on the introduction of digital Schengen visas. You can find my speech on the debate in the plenary of the European Parliament here. Similar to the ESTA system, it is planned to …

Podcast: Flight and Prejudice

In the podcast "Flight and Prejudice", I talk to Düzen Tekkal and Khesrau Behroz about sea rescue, Giorgia Meloni, Elon Musk and European asylum policy. Listen to the podcast.

Europatalk on EU migration policy

In Europatalk, I discussed European refugee policy with Lena Düpont (CDU). I explained why the right-wing Italian government has no constitutional answers to offer and why it must stop obstructing sea rescues. Watch the program.

A Europe for all?

European policy talks in a cozy atmosphere The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, already this year more than 2000 deaths in the Mediterranean, high inflation that makes life unaffordable for many, the massive consequences of the climate crisis, a shift to the right in Europe: the list of challenges facing the European Union is long and we must be careful that the …

Frontex shows no interest in Crotone reconnaissance

Joint research by Lighthouse Reports, El País, Sky News, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Domani reveals that the Italian government lied about its role in the Crotone boat accident that killed 94 people, including 35 children, and that Frontex helped cover up the incident. I have spoken to 25 deputies …

EU migration agreement with Tunisia

On July 16, 2023, the European Commission signed a migration agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with Tunisia without consulting the Council and the European Parliament. What is wrong with this and why human rights are not in the foreground in this deal, I have explained, among others, in the NDR and I would like to &hellip in this article;