New revelations show Frontex working with Libyan Coast Guard
Revelations from a team of journalists, appears to show that the EU border Agency Frontex is coordinating with the Libyan Coast Guard to engage in illegal "pullbacks", stopping refugees and migrants from crossing the Mediterranean into Europe. The Libyan Coast Guard has been accused of multiple human rights violations. Frontex had previously claimed to the European Parliament that the border agency does not work with the Libyan Coast Guard and only informs sea rescue control centres about sea rescue cases.
Why we need an internet that works for people and is led by people
In our new study on “community-led online platforms”, we’ve found that strong online communities and a transparent bottom-up approach to moderating content is best for our online safety and our digital rights.
Europe welcomes: The role of municipalities in EU's asylum system
Speakers from local governments, faith-organisation networks, NGO communities, migrant-led organisations and institutions will explore the welcoming nature of local communities and municipalities and discuss how municipalities can be better integrated in EU asylum policy.
Join us to discuss experiences of local communities and challenges that should be addressed in future EU asylum policy!
Ending homelessness is not insurmountable, if we work together
Homelessness is rising in the EU but it is not insurmountable, if European leaders, national governments, local authorities and all stakeholders work together. This is why, with the support of Europe’s biggest cities, over 120 MEPs, Europe’s regions and the main social NGOs, we are calling for the setting of an EU goal to end homelessness at the Porto social summit. Op-ed on behalf of Greens/EFA MEPs Kim Van Sparrentak, Katrin Langensiepen, Ernest Urtasun and Sara Matthieu
PROTECT AND RESTORE THE WORLD’S FORESTS
Forests are indispensable. They cover 30 percent of the earth’s land area and host 80 percent of the world’s land-based species. Forests provide us with fresh water and oxygen, and are essential for regulating the global climate. We want a world with forests, where we can all breathe and enjoy nature as it should be - unspoiled.
BUT DEFORESTATION IS STILL HAPPENING
Forests are being devastated at an alarming rate. Every year, we lose an area of forest about the size of Greece. The main reason is the expansion of agriculture. The EU is responsible for around 10 percent of global deforestation through its consumption of products like soya, beef, palm oil and cocoa.