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Is it time for Italy to resume cooperation with Libya in the field of migration ?

By on May 7, 2012

On 3 April 2012, the Italian Interior Minister, Anna Maria Cancellieri, and her Libyan counterpart Fawzi Abdulaal concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on security[1] so as to combat the unauthorized departures of migrants from Libya, which seem to be on a rise again. The arrangement refers to the 2000 UN Convention against transnational organised […]

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EU Neighbourhood | Policy Briefs

After Libya, Syria: Towards a new refugee crisis on the borders of Europe?

By on April 18, 2012

For the second time in less than a year an acute refugee crisis is looming in Europe’s neighbourhood. Libya in 2011 and Syria in 2012 have several features in common. In both cases, a civilian population has been exposed to a war which has seen rebels opposing the regular army. In both cases, a sizeable […]

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Après la Libye, la Syrie : vers une nouvelle crise de réfugiés aux frontières de l’Europe ?

By on April 17, 2012

Pour la seconde fois en moins d’un an, une crise aiguë de réfugiés se profile au voisinage de l’Europe. Entre la Libye de 2011 et la Syrie de 2012, les parallèles ne manquent pas. Dans les deux cas, une population civile est exposée à la guerre que se livrent la rébellion et l’armée régulière ; dans […]

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EU | EU Migration Policies | Policy Briefs

Frontex : vers une meilleure prise en compte des droits fondamentaux?

By on April 4, 2012

Frontex, l’Agence européenne pour la gestion de la coopération opérationnelle aux frontières extérieures, est dans la ligne de mire du Médiateur européen, qui a ouvert une enquête à son encontre sur la question du respect des droits fondamentaux le 6 mars dernier[1]. Cette initiative intervient alors même que l’Agence a été fortement critiquée par la […]

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The Schengen Agreements: a Catchy Topic for Politicians that Easily Backfires

By on March 19, 2012

In a speech delivered on 11 March 2012, during his presidential campaign, French President Nicolas Sarkozy criticised the current functioning of the Schengen system. Wanting to show his commitment to fight against illegal migration, he announced that France would “suspend its participation in the Schengen agreements” if a structural reform was not implemented within a […]

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