Is Europe a sanctuary

The EU’s new plans for a border force of 10,000 guards yet again shows its unwillingness to defend the fundamental rights of refugees.

Posted by Le Monde diplomatique in English on Monday, September 10, 2018

https://mondediplo.com/2017/05/21Europe

migration in spotlight

Juncker puts migration in spotlight ahead of annual State of the Union speech

Juncker puts migration in spotlight ahead of annual State of the Union speech via @New_Europe

Posted by New Europe on Monday, September 10, 2018

Kosovo

Welcome To The Country With The Biggest Crush On America

February 24, 20183:51 PM ET   

The EU told Serbia it can join by 2025 — but only if it carries out reforms and works out its differences with Kosovo. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said he supports Serbia’s candidacy only if it recognizes Kosovo and deals with “nonfunctional” northern Kosovo.

Kosovo’s current leaders — Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj — are throwbacks to the 1990s, both former Kosovo Liberation Army officers who fought the Serbian Army. Serbia wants to extradite Haradinaj to be tried for war crimes. Thaci has been accused of involvement in an organ-trafficking ring. (He denies the allegations.) Their supporters recently angered the United States and the EU by trying to scrap a special court to try former KLA fighters for wartime and postwar crimes.

Unemployment hovers between 30-35 percent, rising to nearly 60 percent among young people. More than half of Kosovo’s population is under age 25.

Some are lured by crime and even terrorism. At least 315 Kosovars joined the Islamic State in recent years.

 

if the roles reverse

What if the roles reverse?…

Erica, one of the students in HONS 221 https://www.facebook.com/groups/hons221/ posted this video, as our ongoing discussion about migration and refugees in the contemporary world.

Alicia Keys made this short film to illustrate what life might be like if Americans had to face the struggles of refugees. (via We Are Here Movement)

Posted by Upworthy on Saturday, July 9, 2016

It comes on the same day, when a Bulgarian Court found NOT guilty a thug with a long rap sheet, who pride himself as a “migrant hunter”
http://www.novinite.com/articles/175563/Bulgarian+Court+Releases+Migrant+Hunter+on+Bail

Europe’s walls are going back up – it’s like 1989 in reverse