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15.03.2016 Baher Kamal

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece: ‘Worse Than World War I’

Idomeni refugee camp, Greece: ‘Worse Than World War I’

When the leaders of 28 European states enjoy again this week their exclusive flights, luxurious suites and official limousines, to meet for a new summit in Brussels to adopt a final decision on their proposed plan of using refugees as bargaining chips, 20,000 Syrians will most probably be still starving … »

26.02.2016 Pressenza Athens

Refugee crisis: People’s safety or border security?

Refugee crisis: People’s safety or border security?

The latest developments at a local and international level to address the refugee crisis in a successful way have triggered many concerns in those who are actively involved with the issue and also in civil society. Refugees and migrants travelling through irregular channels and unsafe passages lead to tragic results. »

17.01.2016 Gabriela Amaya

A Plan B for Europe

A Plan B for Europe

“Society has now started to work towards a radical change in the policies of the EU. There are many proposals on the table that could do away with austerity,” says the Plan. Hundreds of activists, politicians and intellectuals have signed the appeal, “Plan B for Europe. Appeal to build a … »

14.01.2016 Baher Kamal

Once auctioned, what to do with the ‘stock’ of Syrian refugees?

Once auctioned, what to do with the ‘stock’ of Syrian refugees?

A few months ago, an unprecedented “humanitarian auction” was opened in Brussels at the European Commission, shortly after watching the image of the three-year old Syrian child that the sea threw up on the Turkish shores. The “auction” was about deciding upon the number of Syrian refugees to be hosted … »

10.01.2016 Gabriela Amaya

Varoufakis set to build a Europe of the People

Varoufakis set to build a Europe of the People

Last July Varoufakis stepped down as Tsipras’s Finance Minister in order to avoid becoming an impediment to an agreement between Greece and Europe, or so he said at the time, but really because he didn’t agree with the deal, as he later admitted. Since the submission of the Greek government … »

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