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AEDH-FIDH: Civil society threatened on all sides in Europe

AEDH-FIDH: Civil society threatened on all sides in Europe

18 January 2018 – It is with great concern that the European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) acknowledge the conclusions set in the European Agency for Fundamental Rights’ (FRA) report on the challenges facing civil society organisations working

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New high in residence permits issued in the EU in 2016

New high in residence permits issued in the EU in 2016

On 16 November, Eurostat published statistics on residence permits issued in the EU in 2016[1]. As expected, for the second year in a row, data collected by the European Statistical Office from national administrations show strong growth (a “peak”): with about 3.4 million first residence permits issued to non-EU citizens, the EU

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Editorial by the AEDH President – I had a dream…

Editorial by the AEDH President – I had a dream…

For the past several weeks, the European Union’s active circles are discussing the establishment of a major instrument for the European construction, the social Pillar. Using the word ‘pillar’ is revealing: without it, the whole structure would collapse. Little does the social policy appear in a clear sky. Everybody knows

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Migration and asylum: the European consistency

Migration and asylum: the European consistency

The end of the summer break was marked by a set of communications and statements on migration and the need to continue reducing the arrival flows on the European territory.
From Paris to Brussels, from the President of the European Commission to the JHA Council of Ministers, there is a

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UE-Turkey agreement: anniversary of a disaster foretold

A year ago, on 20 March 2016, the “contract” concluded between the EU and Turkey to stem the flow of migrants arriving on European territory entered into force.
Let us recall briefly that this agreement followed a “Joint Action Plan”, adopted on 29 November 2015 with a view to curbing irregular

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