Migration

    • Writers from 4 continents up for International Booker Prize

      Writers from 4 continents up for International Booker Prize

      Chinese writer Can Xue and Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, both long-favoured contenders for the Nobel Prize for literature, are among nominees for the International Booker Prize for fiction. Can Xue’s “I Live in the Slums” and Ngugi’s “The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gikuyu and Mumbi” are among 13 books on the longlist for the 50,000 pound prize.

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    • Five EU Mediterranean states hold talks on migration in Athens

      Five EU Mediterranean states hold talks on migration in Athens

      Ministers responsible for Migration and Asylum of five EU Mediterranean Member States, which stay on the front line for migrant arrivals - Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta and Greece - gathered in Athens on Friday for 2-day talks, news wires reported. The goal of the Med5 Conference, organized at the initiative of the Greek Government, is to establish a common line in view of the ongoing debate on the new European Union Migration and Asylum Pact.

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    • UK, France unite in fight against illegal migration across Channel

      UK, France unite in fight against illegal migration across Channel

      Britain and France signed a new agreement to try to stop illegal migration across the Channel on Saturday, in the hope of closing off a dangerous route used by migrants to try to reach the UK on small boats. UK Interior Minister Priti Patel said that under the deal, the number of officers patrolling French beaches would double, and new tech equipment including drones and radar would be employed.

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    • Historical low for migration due to pandemic

      Historical low for migration due to pandemic

      This year (2020) is expected to be a historical low for international migration in the OECD area due to COVID-19 crisis, that has unprecedented consequences on migration flows. Following the onset of the pandemic, almost all OECD countries restricted admission to foreigners. As a result, issuances of new visas and permits in OECD countries plummeted by 46% in the first half of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019. This is the largest drop ever recorded. In the second quarter, the decline was 72%, the OECD International Migration Outlook 2020 says.

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    • Demetra Duleva: I come back to leave again

      Demetra Duleva: I come back to leave again

      Leaving Bulgaria is not just a desire to get out of poverty and earn more money. It is something much more fundamental, which is obviously so significant that most of the emigrants are willing to pay a very high price to have it, Demetra Duleva says in an interview to EUROPOST.

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    • Federico Alagna: EU's big mistake is to consider migration as a problem

      Federico Alagna: EU's big mistake is to consider migration as a problem

      Migration is a complex, long-standing and absolutely ordinary phenomenon, which can entail challenges at times, but also plenty of opportunities. And, as such, it should be addressed and dealt with in a comprehensive way. When one considers migration as a problem, then the whole discourse is in a way misled. I would say that the pandemic has exacerbated an already existing attitude that, very broadly, the EU has kept over the years, Italian political researcher Federico Alagna says in an interview to Europost.

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    • Swiss to vote again on limiting EU migration

      Swiss to vote again on limiting EU migration

      The Swiss will on 17 May vote on a proposal that could dramatically limit immigration from the EU, six years after a similar referendum nearly destroyed relations with the bloc. Announced last Wednesday by country's government, the so-called “limitation initiative” calls for the country to revise its constitution to ensure it can autonomously handle its immigration policy.

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