Several civil society organisations, international organisations and legal experts found the new legal developments worrisome. Many believe that the law is yet another politicised attempt to curtail asylum.
We all have the right to our dignity, regardless if we’ve lived somewhere a long time, or just arrived.
After years of treating asylum and migration in crisis mode, we believe the proposed Pact on Asylum and Migration is an opportunity for the EU and its member states to change direction.
The decision to create a commissioner for “protecting our European way of life” is a regrettable start to Usrula von der Leyen’s term as European Commissioner.
The People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the largest party in the Netherlands, wants to criminalise marine refugee and migrant rescue missions. After a call by the VVD, a small majority of parliamentarians...
The controversy surrounding the rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 and its captain, Carola Rackete, once again divides opinion in Europe. The legality of her actions is however undisputed.
Where is the fun in being a sea captain? In the last four years, more than 158 people have been investigated or prosecuted for acts of solidarity.
"Love thy neighbor as thyself" – the story of the Good Samaritan who helps a suffering traveller inspires us to show solidarity towards strangers. The Church has a tradition of providing shelter to those in need. Now, this tradition makes it a target.
Italy's interior minister on Monday renewed his efforts to handicap charity ships that rescue migrants off Libya and bring them to the safety of Italy. Matteo Salvini wrote on Twitter, "The ports have been, and...
There were 580,800 first-time asylum seekers in EU countries in 2018, a drop of 11 percent from the year before, according to figures published by Eurostat on Thursday. The majority of applicants were Syrian, Afghan...