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Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive from Turkey to Lesbos, Greece
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Greens/EFA call for the relocation of refugees from Greece

MEPs will debate, Tuesday 10 March, the situation on the Turkish-Greek border and the demands on the European Union. On Thursday (12 March) Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will visit the camps on the Greek islands.
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Meeting of Turkish President with President Ursula von der Leyen and President Charles Michel

The Turkish President only has leverage as long as EU governments fail to agree on a fair European system for the distribution of refugees. The European Union and European governments must do everything in their power to end the humanitarian disaster in Idlib and to exert influence on Russia
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Kids at lesbos refugee camp
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Europe must protect human rights and the rule of law

"It is shameful that refugees are beaten away at European borders with batons and tear gas and when the Greek military conjures up civil war-like scenes against refugees," comments Greens/EFA co-president Ska Keller.
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A Greens/EFA take on the plenary week

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the future EU/UK relationship, conclusion of the EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, objection to the energy projects ‘PCI List’, humanitarian situation of refugees at EU external borders, automated decision-making processes, the illegal trade in companion animals in the EU, and the Gende…
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Humanitarian situation of refugees at EU external borders

Greens/EFA MEPs Saskia Bricmont, Erik Marquardt and Tineke Strik have returned from a fact-finding mission to Croatia's border with Bosnia and Herzegovina and to refugee camps where they confirmed reports of violent returns of asylum seekers and migrants from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Greens/EFA Debriefing

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the votes on the EU budget 2020, the search and sea rescue in the Mediterranean, the Turkish military operation in Northeast Syria, the public country-by-country reporting, pesticides and bees, the opening of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania,...
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What's coming up in Parliament

A look ahead to the plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda
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EU-wide distribution of refugees and migrants

At their meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 October), EU interior ministers will discuss the initiative of Germany, France, Italy and Malta for an EU-wide distribution of refugees and migrants. Magid Magid, member of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, calls for an EU-wide distribution k...
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Saving lives is not a crime

In the case of Malta against the captain of the private sea rescue boat 'Lifeline', captain Claus-Peter Reisch was today sentenced to a fine of 10,000 euros due to alleged inadequate registration of the vessel.
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A welcoming Europe for all

We believe that a migration and asylum policy founded on human rights and solidarity is urgently needed and that migration should be managed responsibly and effectively. The right to asylum shall be upheld and the human rights of all migrants shall be respected, as provided by international and human rights laws, including the Geneva Conv…