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Childhood : 'Right Beneath Me'

THIS WEEK’S 2 GUEST POSTS by Exiles :

“We are an indie pop band from Brooklyn that draw our influences mainly from melodic shoegaze and dream pop, pretty much anything with a shimmery, jangly, fuzzed-out guitars, hazy vocals and lots of reverb. 109 more words

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KOSOVO: TOO MANY ASYLUM SEEKERS = SAFE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

As increasing numbers of people from Kosovo are heading to Germany, and many are seeking asylum. And when politicians feel that there are too many asylum seekers, suddenly by a miraculous operation, the country of origin of these people is safe and respectful of human rights. 63 more words

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GREECE: TENSIONS AROUND THE DETENTION SYSTEM

The death of three exiles in Amygdaleza detention center and in a police station seems to have put the Greek government in motion.

By a press release of 17 February, it announced: 851 more words

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SERBIA: DETERIORATION OF THE SITUATION OF EXILES

As winter makes it difficult living conditions in the camps, either in Subotica, near the Hungarian border, or in the encampments where asylum seekers awaiting admission to shelters, repression continues to Subotica, made of racketeering and violence by police officers. 683 more words

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GREECE: THE UNHCR RENEWS ITS RECOMMENDATION NOT TO RETURN ASYLUM SEEKERS

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reiterated its recommendation not to return to Greece asylum seekers under the Dublin III Regulation. If UNHCR notes the changes made by the Greek authorities, it nevertheless highlights the difficulties of access to the procedure, the lack of dignified reception conditions, with the risk of being out on the street and being a victim of racist attacks, arbitrary imprisonment of asylum seekers in detention centers, the risk of refoulement and the slow pace of the proceedings (37,000 applications are processing delay). 41 more words

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GREECE: A POLICY CHANGE ?

Acquisition of Greek nationality by foreign children born in Greece or having lived most of their childhood, closure of detention centers and opening of open reception centers, end of Xenios Zeus operation and raids against foreigners, reception policy of asylum seekers and refugees, challenging the Dublin Regulation III, end of the refoulement at the border: barely to the government, SYRIZA reiterated its position on migration policy. 200 more words

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BULGARIA: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REPORT ABOUT HATE CRIMES

In a new report, Amnesty International points to the inadequacy of the answers given by the Bulgarian authorities and justice face of increasing of hate crimes, that is to say crimes motivated by hatred of a particular group of people. 83 more words

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