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Guest post by Nicolien Zuijdgeest, arabist, expert at Het Grote Midden Oosten Platform   Since the European Union experiences migrants arriving at its shores, international policies towards Libya have become defined by keywords as ‘anti-terror’ and ‘stopping migration’. A plea for long-term plans. Recently, Italy made headlines with its policies of buying off Libyan militias… » read more

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Guest blog post by Pierre Baussand, Director of Social Platform, the largest civil society alliance fighting for social justice. The European Commission is considering whether to revise the EU Facilitation Directive, which allows Member States to criminalise organisations and individuals for offering humanitarian assistance to migrants and refugees. The decision presents a test on the… » read more

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Guest blog post by Benoit Lannoo, Consultant Communication & Policy Strategies. End of October, over a hundred extra refugees were brought over from Beirut to the Roman airport Fiumicino via the so-called ‘humanitarian corridors’ set up by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (Federazione delle Chiese Evangelice in Italia… » read more

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Guest blogpost by Vladan Lausevic, member of Alliance of Liberals And Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and student of European Studies at University of Riga. Within the Union there is much political resistance at the national level when it comes to accepting asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons for humanitarian reasons. Much of the resistance is… » read more

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