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The Greek pre-election campaign!

Watching the Greek news and the Greek pre-election campaign (the national election is on 6 May, next Sunday) is a surreal experience. Until a couple of weeks ago I thought the major problem of the country is the financial and the political crisis of the country and of Greek society writ large. Now, I have [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:56:03+00:00 May 1st, 2012|News|Comments Off on The Greek pre-election campaign!

Smuggling Migrants Across the Mediterranean and via Turkey to Europe – New book!

MIGRANT SMUGGLING Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe Anna Triandafyllidou and Thanos Maroukis London: Palgrave Macmillan This book explores one important aspect of international irregular migration, notably the smuggling of migrants from Asia and Africa into southern European countries. During the last two decades, international migration has intensified both across the East to [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:58:24+00:00 April 17th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Smuggling Migrants Across the Mediterranean and via Turkey to Europe – New book!

The last frontier of Europe

Is the Evros river at the Greek Turkish northeastern land border the last frontier of Europe? Is it another face of the Greek crisis? Maybe both. The two videos, one prepared by the Swiss television and the second by two independent reporters (Bryan Carter & Sean Carter)  http://vimeo.com/38882993 The situation is difficult and irregular migrants [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:01:36+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|News|Comments Off on The last frontier of Europe

Democracy and Diversity in Europe: A Handbook identifying problems and proposing solutions

"Our form of government is called a democracy because its administration is in the hands, not of a few, but of the whole people [...]. We are not suspicious of one another, nor angry with our neighbour if he does what he likes [...].Our city is thrown open to the world, and we never expel [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:02:24+00:00 March 15th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Democracy and Diversity in Europe: A Handbook identifying problems and proposing solutions

EUI students confront Schauble, it happened in Florence on 7 March 2012

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble was treated to an indignant welcome today as he arrived at the European University Institute in Florence to give a lecture on Europe’s future. Organized through the Collettivo Prezzemolo, some 60 PhD researchers and university workers confronted Schäuble — one of the key architects of the punitive austerity measures being imposed [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:03:44+00:00 March 8th, 2012|News|Comments Off on EUI students confront Schauble, it happened in Florence on 7 March 2012

Muslims in 21st Century Europe

Muslims in 21st Century Europe, edited by Anna Triandafyllidou, now available in paperback http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415534222/ Muslims in 21st Century Europe explores the interaction between native majorities and Muslim minorities in various European countries with a view to highlighting different paths of integration of immigrant and native Muslims. Starting with a critical overview of the institutionalisation of [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:04:23+00:00 February 22nd, 2012|News|Comments Off on Muslims in 21st Century Europe

Migration pressures keep high in Greece – the situation is deteriorating in Athens

Some of the invisible victims of the Greek financial crisis and the austerity measures are the irregular migrants and asylum seekers that keep reaching the Greek capital, Athens. The global irregular migration and asylum seeking flows are not disturbed by the small 'parenthesis' of the Greek crisis. After all people come from much more dangerous [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:05:48+00:00 February 16th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Migration pressures keep high in Greece – the situation is deteriorating in Athens

UNHCR recommendations to the Danish Presidency about Dublin II and the Common European Asylum System

.....UNHCR agrees with States and EU bodies that strengthened cooperation on asylum in the Union is necessary to build the trust required to operate a truly common asylum system, where Member States, individually and together, fulfil the protection promise set out in the 1951 Convention and ensure the right to asylum which is guaranteed in the [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:05:04+00:00 February 16th, 2012|News|Comments Off on UNHCR recommendations to the Danish Presidency about Dublin II and the Common European Asylum System

Time for boldness not for caution

Chancellor Merkel appears to losing supporters for austerity even within her own country and across Europe. Does Europe have to wait for the next German national election to get out of its crisis, or can somebody talk sense into German leadership already today? Without neglecting the need for reforms in heavily undebted countries, this road [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:06:40+00:00 January 27th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Time for boldness not for caution

Sono ottimista!

Mi permetto di scopiazzare qui questo bellissimo testo mandatomi da una cara amica. Non so chi e' "Francesco" ma dice delle cose molto sensate! >>>>>>>Ottimismo Convinto !   Ho appena spento la radio … per quel poco che l’ascolto … forse stasera era meglio non accenderla. In verità ho voluto in modo consapevole attendere il [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:07:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2011|News|Comments Off on Sono ottimista!

Who does Greece owe money to? and what about the others?

A BBC report presents in a beautiful set of graphs how interconnected the global economy is and who owes what to whom and also who is in trouble most? For more click here GREECE, GDP: €0.2 tn Foreign debt: €0.4 tn, €38,073 Foreign debt per person, 252% Foreign debt to GDP, 166% Govt debt to GDP [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:08:25+00:00 November 20th, 2011|News|Comments Off on Who does Greece owe money to? and what about the others?

Migration and Crisis in Greece – reportage en RFI

Direction la Grèce. Ils constituent environ 9% de la population, ils travaillent les uns en toute légalité, les autres sont sans papiers. Et ils sont, comme les Grecs, chahutés par les bouleversements économiques que connaît le pays. Comment les immigrés de Grèce vivent la crise économique et les mesures d’austérité qui ont été imposées ? [...]

By | 2014-09-09T20:34:30+00:00 November 9th, 2011|News|Comments Off on Migration and Crisis in Greece – reportage en RFI