Speakers from local governments such as Barcelona, Strasbourg and Leuven, NGOs, migrant-led organisations and institutions explored the welcoming nature of local communities and municipalities and discussed how municipalities can be better integrated in EU asylum policy. The conference explored alternatives which can better highlight the crucial role of local communities in EU legislations including through better and simplified access to structural funds and a more active role in the future relocation mechanism.
Here the page of the EUROPE WELCOMES campaign by the Greens/EFA: https://www.greens-efa.eu/en/campaigns/migration
In this written question, twelve MEPs demand the Commission to properly assess the case of refugees illegally deported back to Turkey and the role of Greek authorities in such pushbacks.
Co-signed letter on concerns about the unfair trials of civil activists and political prisoners in Belarus
In this letter seventy-eight MEPs raise concerns about the unfair trials of civil activists and political prisoners in Belarus and raise the importance of the EU Delegation and the EU Member States attending and witnessing the court proceedings on a regular and systematic basis.
Letter by Tineke Strik after her visit to Greece urging the European Commission to change the conditions of refugees
In this letter, Tineke Strik shares with Vice-President Schinas and Commissioner Johansson her concerns on the current situation on the Greek islands after her visit to Greece in May 2021 and calls on the Commission to act in order to evacuate the camps on the islands.
Written Question/Reply: Non-implementation of CJEU ruling C-808/18 by Hungary and Frontex’s involvement in pushbacks at the Hungarian border
Written Question submitted by nine MEPs regarding the non-implementation of ruling C-808/18 by the Court of Justice of the European Union which ruled that the 2016 Hungarian legislation on pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers breaches EU law.
Written Question/Reply: Search and rescue and safe disembarkation in the proposed Pact on Migration and Asylum
In this written question, fourteen MEPs inquiry the Commission on the lack of SAR operations in the Mediterranean in the proposed new Pact on Migration and Asylum.
Written question submitted by Tineke Strik on the case of Maati Monijb who was arrested on 29 December 2020 after years of harassment and unlawful surveillance by the Moroccan authorities.
In this letter fifty-three MEPs bring the attention of the Commission to the situation in the central Mediterranean Sea where on the 21st of April a rubber boat with about 130 people on board sank northeast of Tripoli.
In this letter six MEPs show their concern over the format and content of EU facilitated negotiations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In this letter, 48 MEPs joined my call on the European Commission to act in order to protect the health of refugees and ensure comprehensive lead testing in Mavrovouni camp in Lesbos, Greece.