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Friday, 22 May 2015

EU: Relocating Refugees; The Good Samaritans?

From Kathimerini/Reuters Francesco Guarascio

"The European Commission is set to propose next week that 40,000 asylum seekers who have arrived by boat in Italy and Greece should be relocated across the continent in response to what it considers an emergency situation in both countries... The EU measure to be proposed next week is based on an article of the Lisbon Treaty regarding the functioning of the EU. It says that the EU members may adopt provisional measures if one or more states are confronted by an emergency situation caused by the sudden inflow of nationals from outside the bloc. Britain, Ireland and Denmark, which have exemptions on matters concerning asylum, immigration, visas and border controls, would not be expected to vote".

New York Times - Amid Perilous Mediterranean Crossings, Migrants Find a Relatively Easy Path to Greece

Cyprus Mail - Refugee ship leaves island for Greek mainland (19 August 2015)

Police Clash With Migrants on Border With Greece (New York Times)

Dark Germany, Bright Germany: Which Side Will Prevail Under Strain of Refugees? - Spiegel Online International, 31 August 2015

Common EU Asylum Policy? Euronews

Update 2 September, BBC - Migrant crisis: Thousands arrive in mainland Greece

Greece and Libya, Al Jazeera - "Recognising its similarities with Libya should be Greece's first step towards avoiding a similar fate" - Opinion column by Iason Athanasiadis

Euronews, 2 September 2015: EU plans new migration system

Hungary slams Germany (Deutsche Welle)

Washington Post, September 7, 2015 - In migrant crisis, German generosity comes under fire

Telegraph: Lesbos, Greece - Migrant crisis: tensions run high in Lesbos as refugees stage street protest

Greek News Agenda- Managing Migration

The Economist - Europe is finally confronting the migrant crisis

Washington Post, Rick Noack, 8 September, 2015 - This map helps explain why some European countries reject refugees, and others love them

Financial Times - Migrant crisis explained in numbers

Let refugees catch planes to Europe, Svenska Dagbladet

Washington Post - E.U. leader proposes plan to redistribute migrants across continent

Juncker speech

The Guardian, 9 September 2015, Ian Traynor

The Economist, 12 September - Europe should welcome more refugees and economic migrants—for the sake of the world and itself

Spiegel International Online - The Breaking Point? Germany's Asylum System Struggles to Cope

The Guardian, 14 September - EU showdown after Germany brings in border controls

Tighter border controls? 14 September, Svenska Dagbladet

Austria-Germany Border Controls: The End of Schengen? - Sueddeutsche Zeitung

The Schengen Pact Under Strain - Euronews

Frankfurter Allgemeine - "EU should follow the German and Swedish model"

Bloomberg - Europe Fortifies Borders as Germany Predicts 1 Million Refugees

Lesbos "inundated", The Guardian, 18 September 2015, video

BBC News 22 September - Migrant crisis: EU ministers approve disputed quota plan

The Guardian - EU governments push through divisive deal to share 120,000 refugees

Why Turkey isn't stopping the migrants, Euronews

Albanian migrants return home after asylum applications are rejected by Germany. Euronews

Simon Schama and Rod Liddle clash on BBC Question Time (The Spectator)

Tsipras: "Crocodile Tears" (The Pappas Post)

Update (The Pappas Post)

Greece carries out first relocation of refugees, to Luxembourg (eKathimerini)

A Brutal New Germany: What's Happening to My Country? A Commentary by Markus Feldenkirchen

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