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© Picture credits: ERIK MARQUARDT
Refugees walking in a field
Study |

Addressing the violation of fundamental rights at the external borders of the European Union

Violations of fundamental rights at the external borders, including pushbacks and violence committed towards third country nationals, have been well-reported and documented by journalists and NGOs. This study looks at infringement proceedings and conditionality in EU funding instruments.
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Resilience and resistance: the criminalisation of solidarity across Europe

Join us for a live event on 29 June in European Parliament on the increasing criminalisation of migration and solidarity with refugees. What are the challenges, what could be the solutions?
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© Picture credits: PEXELS - PHOTO BY RODNAE PRODUCTION
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Study |

Resilience and Resistance - a case study

Acting in solidarity with migrants and refugees in the EU has been difficult for years. Our study found that between January 2021 and March 2022, no less than 89 people have been criminalised for helping migrants and refugees. The EU must take immediate action to fight against the crackdown on solidarity and prevent the criminalisation of…
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©maria-teneva
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European Parlamentarians with Mimmo Lucano Against Criminalization of Solidarity

Too many citizens and local authorities - like the the former mayor of Riace (Italy) - are facing prosecution and sentences for acting in solidarity with those seeking refuge in the EU. Three MEPs from progressive groups will travel to Riace beginning of June to show their support and speak out in an event organised with Mimmo Lucano.
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Press release |

Migration : solidarity should not be a crime

A delegation of MEPs from progressive groups held a press conference with the former mayor of Riace Domenico “Mimmo” Lucano who was sentenced to 13 years and 2 months in prison for criminal conspiracy to assist illegal immigration. MEPs wanted to express their solidarity with Mimmo Lucano and to highlight their commitment in favour of an…
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Plenary Flash - 4 - 7 April 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: EU protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, Council and Commission statements on the 6th IPCC report, vote on pay transparency, ongoing hearings under Article 7(1) TEU regarding Poland and Hungary, the situation of women in Afghanistan, the right to repair, TEN-E rules…
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Press release |

Greens/EFA welcome agreement on special measures for refugees fleeing Ukraine

Ministers in the Justice and Home Affairs Council have agreed, for the first time, to trigger the ‘Temporary Protection Directive’ to support people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on EU Member States and the Commission to ensure that all people fleeing the war are able to find sanctuary in the E…
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Video |

Access to migration and integration funding for cities

Watch the recording of our webinar co-organised by the Municipal Integration and Development Initiative (MIDI) and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
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Event |

Access to migration and integration funding for cities

Join this webinar on 'Access to migration and integration funding for cities: What can (not) be achieved within the new EU budget?', co-organised by the Municipal Integration and Development Initiative (MIDI) and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.
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Belarus OUT (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)
A picture taken on November 8, 2021 shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region.
News |

Plenary Flash 13-16 December 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the measures to tackle the situation on the Belarusian borders, the Digital Market Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border, gender-based cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health and rights in Poland, the rule of law in Slovenia, ...