Statewatch News Online, 31 January 2019 (02/19)

1 February 2019 —

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  1. EU: Article 50: Member State that has given notice of its intention to withdraw from the EU
  2. EU: New report examines widespread deployment of automated decision-making
  3. Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (22-28.1.19)
  4. UK-ECHR: Calls for extremism database to be abolished as ECtHR rules UK police violated
  5. UK-France: Action plan on small boats crossing the Channel published: more information-sharing
  6. UK-EU: Post-Brexit migration, policing and security: analyses
  7. EU: Inclusion of dual nationals in new criminal records database “incompatible
  8. EU urges crackdown on ‘golden passports’ for big investors
  9. EU: Frontex proposal: Presidency attempts to “accommodate Member States’ concerns”
  10. EU: VIS: child fingerprinting and police access proposals criticised by data protection
  11. EU-POLAND: The rule of law in Poland: reports from the Council’s hearings
  12. EU: Returns Directive: latest Council Presidency compromise proposal
  13. EU-IRELAND: Fingerprints in passport cards: Irish government obtains opt-out
  14. Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (10-21.1.19)

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Statewatch News Online, 3 September 2018 (12/18)

3 September 2018 — Statewatch


1.    Research on the situation at the Spanish Southern Border
2.   UK: ICPO inquiry into bulk collection of data
3.   Urgent alert – solidarity with the victims of far-right violence in Saxony
4.   EU: Council: Informal Ministers defence: Austrian non-paper: Synergies and military support
5.  Orbán calls for deportation of migrants, calls Salvini his ‘hero’
6.   Activists held in Greece for illegally aiding migrants
7.   Netherlands: One in five vulnerable Syrian refugees are rejected by NL because of their views
8.   Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (28.8.18)
9.   Moria, Lesvos, Greece: Children ‘attempting suicide’ at Greek refugee camp
10. Austria rejects Afghan’s asylum request over appearance
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Statewatch News Online, 19 September 2017 (11/17)

19 September 2017 —

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1. EU: New report: Market Forces: the development of the EU security-industrial complex
2. Analysis: A Pyrrhic victory? The ECJ upholds the EU law on relocation of asylum-seekers
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Statewatch News Online, 24 July 2017 (09/17): The EU goes to war with the African ‘elite’

24 July 2017 — Statewatch

In the midst of a refugee crisis perceived as being out of control the EU reached a dodgy deal with Turkey on 18 March 2016 and a few months signed a similar deal with Afghanistan on the return and readmission of refugees. These deals tossed out of the window EU and international laws and rights.

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Statewatch News Online, 11 July 2017 (08/17)

11 July 2017 — Statewatch

SPECIAL: The European Commission asked Italy to draw up a “Code of Conduct” for NGOs carrying out search and rescue in the Mediterranean:

See full-text of:Code of Conduct for NGOs involved in migrant’s rescue operation at sea (pdf)

All NGOs operating in the Med are required to sign and obey the Code:

“Failure to sign this Code of Conduct or failure to comply with its obligations may result in the refusal by the Italian State to authorize the access to national ports, subject to compliance with the existing international conventions.”

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Statewatch News Online, 14 June 2017 (07/17)

14 June 2017 —

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 1.   Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases
2.   Who drives EU counter-terrorism?
3.   Germany: Almost suspicious: the unbearable lightness of legislation
4.   Viewpoint: Egypt: Europe’s other north African border
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Statewatch News Online, 25 April 2017 (06/17)

25 April 2017 — Statewatch

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1. Hindering humanitarianism: Commission not to ensure protection for those supporting sans-papiers
2. UK-EU: Guide to the Brexit Negotiations (EU Law Analysis, link) by Professor Steve Peers:

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Statewatch News Online, 16 February 2017 (03/17)

16 February 2017 — Statewatch 

Press release

EU border agency targeted “isolated or mistreated” individuals for questioning

Guidelines produced for border guards participating in an EU joint operation instruct the targeting of “migrants from minority ethnic groups, and individuals who may have been isolated or mistreated during their journey, as such people are often more willing to talk about their experiences.” [1]
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