The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, held in Athens on October 17, will launch the “Solidarity Cities” initiative to provide a common platform for city-to-city mutual assistance and advocacy for migrant-friendly policies across the EU.
Yanis Varoufakis responds to Alexis Cukier and Patrick Surain, who challenged him on his time as Greek finance minister, the feasibility of reforming existing EU structures, and a left-wing exit from the EU. Read 'the challenge' here.
This week Greek officials agreed to deport a Syrian refugee back to Turkey. Without guarantees that his rights will be protected this risks contravening the EU’s established rules on asylum and human rights.
This is a collaborative article, written by a Syrian refugee minor with
additional information from the refugee communities of Konitsa Refugee Camp,
Greece, with support from a collective of non-aligned academics.
The network WatchTheMed Alarm Phone responds to violent ‘border protection’ practices and the unabated mass dying
in maritime spaces around Europe, and offers travellers alternative ways to
make their distress heard, in real-time.
A novel migration and refugee
accommodation project in Athens organised by refugee, student, and solidarity
activists is offering crucial assistance where governments and
international agencies are not.
Portugal appears to
be saying goodbye to an implacable crisis. Beyond its shaky economic recovery,
the political and social relevance of the current ongoing debate on austerity should
be acknowledged. Português Español
Portugal parece estar dejando
atrás una crisis implacable. Más allá de una recuperación económica inestable,
es importante fijarse en la relevancia política
y social del actual debate sobre la austeridad. EnglishPortuguês