EU migration policies seen building blocks for 'Fortress Europe'

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Deals on migration agreed in the European Union and Germany may end up more about rhetoric than reality but they indicate a shift toward a “Fortress Europe” way of thinking that could pose the bloc’s biggest existential threat yet.

Call for Application for Master Programme

The Call for Application for the 18th edition of the Global Campus South East Europe - European Regional Master’s Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in SEE (GC SEE/ERMA) is now open.

Open Letter – Stand up with Hungary for a #WelcomingEurope!

Yesterday, Hungary’s Parliament passed a series of laws that criminalise individuals and NGOs that offer help to migrants in need. With this open letter, civil society organisations call European citizens to sign and mobilise behind the #WelcomingEurope European Citizens’ Initiative. Hungarian...

This could completely change the face of refugee aid

We live in a world with an estimated 22.5 million refugees, a global crisis that is only becoming more protracted and complex. With humanitarian funding deficits at $16.7 billion, it is essential that we find alternative funding solutions wherever we can. The practice of zakat, the Muslim duty...

EU migration row boils over as Italy and France trade insults

France and Italy have traded insults, rifts have widened in Germany’s ruling coalition and Austria has called for an “axis of the willing” to take action as a simmering row over how Europe should handle irregular migration finally boiled over.