Juncker: EU and Turkey agree on joint plan on refugees

By clandestina

Source: http://www.dw.com/en/juncker-eu-and-turkey-agree-on-joint-plan-on-refugees/a-18786078

The EU has agreed to open new chapters in Turkey’s long-stalled accession talks in return for cooperation on the refugee crisis. Bloc members are also considering billions in financial aid for Ankara.

The two sides are now in agreement on “the exact content of a joint action plan” to stem the flow of refugees arriving to Europe, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said after the refugee summit in Brussels early Friday.

The EU and Turkey also agreed to “speed up” the talks on easing visa restrictions for Turkish citizens, according to Juncker.

The plan mostly deals with providing more aid to help Turkey manage around 2 million refugees on its soil. Turkey is also the main starting point for the hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing the Mediterranean and entering Europe, with many EU officials pressuring the country to crack down on human smugglers.

Turkey had previously asked for 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) in financial assistance, while the EU offered only 1 billion euros.

Commenting on the request after the summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Turkey had already spent 7 billion euros on refugees, and it would make sense for the EU to provide the equivalent.

However, financial details are …read more

From:: Clandestine

Lesvos island: 7 immigrants die as Coast Police boat collides with their wooden boat

By clandestina

At midday Thursday, October 15, near the island of Lesvos, a Coast Police boat collided with a wooden boat carrying migrants, killing seven of them, including three children and a baby … The circumstances of the “accident” will be investigated …

On Wednesday, October 14, in a shipwreck in the Aegean, two children and one woman died.

These new murders in Aegean coincide with an EU summit on the “immigrant issue” in Brussels and the statement by Croatian government that The security closure has been completed on the Hungary-Croatia border, the government is now able with the help of the police and army to seal the border”.

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From:: Clandestine

Moria / Lesbos: Chaotic registration queues leave refugees in future Hot Spot under inhumane conditions for hours

By momo

A father is standing in the police field near registration gates observing the queue / copyright: Salinia Stroux

No welcome for refugees in Moria. Hot Spot to be inaugurated on Friday, October 15, 2015 in Moria camp while registration procedures are malfunctioning, there is no identification system for vulnerable groups in place and living conditions are inhumane and degrading. The lack of basic needs provision leaves refugees unprotected waiting in the registration queues for hours and days.

A father is standing in the police field near registration gates observing the queue / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Meanwhile within the last days Lesbos welcomed many high ranking officials including Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Austrian Chancellor Faymann, UN High Commissioner Guterrez and a US delegation of senators accompanied by the US ambassador in Athens David Pierce. On Friday Martin Schultz, President of the European Parliament is expected to visit the island with Dimitris Avramopoulos the EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship and Luxemburgs Minister of Foreign affairs Asselborn. The island currently attracts once again the worlds attention as the first “Hot Spot” in Greece is planned to open in presence of the official visitors and Greek Migration Minister Mouzalas in Moria on Friday, October 15, only shortly after the first days of functioning of the Hot Spot in Lampedusa, Italy. …read more

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Another 100 go into the Tunnel, a major traffic jam on the motorway and the security block the Ferry port!

By consensusdecisionmaking Sequel of events: Yesterday Monday 12th in the morning 100 migrants manage to enter in the Channel Tunnel. In the night between Monday and Tuesday there is a huge traffic jam on the motorway, with thousands of people running on the motorway trying to board the lorries that are stuck there and not moving, many […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

Seelow: 200 People (so called refugees) imprisoned in a Gym

By freedomnotfrontex The current states are absolutely inhumane already at first sight. Even some of the cots are broken and people repetitively tell: ‘They keep us worse than animals, we want to get out of here!’ and ‘We are all going mad here, people cannot sleep any longer, they spend the whole night outside’.

The residents of the lager has already organised 2 demonstrations inside and outside of the Lager, but couldn’t reach their demands.

The residents complain, that when they arrived, they were told it was only for a few hours, then a few days and last for several weeks of being in Seelow. After they attempted a demonstration there was an information meeting with the district administration and the Seelow inhabitants (the question remains open whether the refugees were actually involved and represented accordingly) – which seems to have been positive. However, the day, when they went to the bank collectively with the conductor of the place to receive their pocket money, local inhabitants harrased them again publicly. Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Moira / Lesbos: Kara Tepe re-opens as mere accommodation camp and registration in Moria breaks down

By momo

Hundreds of Syrian wait for their registration in Moria / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Hundreds of Syrian wait for their registration in Moria / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Hundreds of Syrians were waiting for hours in Moria to get registered as the computers used encountered technical problems. Syrians do now receive also in Mytilene again the 6-months suspension of deportation paper with a photo.

UNHCR Ikea refugee houses are full once more / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Meanwhile only very few No-Syrians arrived to the camp yesterday. They were again allowed to enter the areal of the camp and use the tents and the bathrooms amongst others. Meanwhile busses brought hundreds of registered Syrians to Kara Tepe which was re-opened and is aimed to host the registered until they leave to Athens.

An Afghan woman is searching for their underage nephew. She said he was kept inside the camp upon registration and wasn’t allowed to leave with her and her husband and children. “I don’t know where he is and what happened to him. Can you help me find him?” Only a few minutes later a young Syrian is looking also for his 16-year-old cousin Mohammed. “They took him away inside the camp,” he says. “Why would they do that? We won’t leave him back.” The uncle is …read more

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Soutenez Notre Appel. Manifestation A St. Pancras International 24 Octobre !

By consensusdecisionmaking Il ya maintenant moins de deux semaines avant la démonstration de solidarité à Eurostar de Saint-Pancras. Depuis, nous avons émis l’appel, deux autres personnes ont été détenus dans les prisons du Royaume-Uni pour se promener à travers le tunnel sous la Manche, dans le but de parvenir à la sécurité ici. S’il vous plaît lire […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

Erfurt – Demonstration: Stop the tightening of the asylum law against the refugees!

By kandolo

10/13/2015 – 13:00
Etc/GMT+2

The VOICE Refugee Forum
The call in english and German:
http://thevoiceforum.org

Stop the tightening of the asylum law against the refugees!
Oct., 13, 10 AM, Staatskanzlei, Erfurt

On tuesday, Oct. 13 the thuringian state government will decide weather or not they will endorse the thightening of the asylum law that will be consulted in the Bundesrat on Oct. 16.

The new asylum law will bring:

  • more isolation through longer centralized accomodation in Lager
  • Reintroducing of the voucher system for social benefits instead of money
  • more and faster evictions without prior notice
  • more so-called safe third countries
  • special Lager and special treatment for refugees from so-called safe third countries, meaning a massive restriction of their rights
  • denial of medical treatment and supply beyond the subsistence level (only food packages and a roof over the head) for people who resist their eviction

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From:: Karawan

Moria / Lesbos: Disastrous conditions in the future “Hot Spot” while UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits the island

By momo

Queue of Non-Syrians October 10 / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Queue of Non-Syrians October 10 / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Pilot “Hot Spot” to open located on Lesbos island. Only one day before the visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees authorities close Kara Tepe camp and move Syrians to Moria camp. Meanwhile Non-Syrian nationalities being registered there already before have been kicked out of the few UNHCR tents.

An Afghan mother falling asleep holing her five-months-old in the arms / copyright: Salinia Stroux

During talks with Europe’s migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, whose country holds the EU presidency, the latter stressed that the EU was ready to provide financial and logistical aid to Athens to help get the Hot Spot centres up and running. The first, he said, would open “within 10 days” on Lesbos, in the eastern Aegean Sea.

Expulsed to the police fields... / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Expulsed to the police fields… / copyright: Salinia Stroux

The so called “Hot Spots” are planned by the EU in a technocratic way as detention centers where newcomers will be registered, screened and the eligible ones will be distributed to member states. UNHCR, Fronted, EASO and Europol will play mayor roles inside these …read more

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1-11-2015 Landelijke demonstratie: Refugees Welcome! Stop de rechtse hetze!

By No Border Network 1 november – 15.00 uur – Plein voor Centraal Station Den Haag Op zondag 1 november organiseert de Anti-Fascistische Actie (AFA) een landelijke demonstratie onder het motto ‘Refugees Welcome’ in Den Haag. Met deze demonstratie willen we met zo veel mogelijk mensen solidariteit tonen met vluchtelingen en een sterk geluid laten horen tegen de rechtse “sdadasdf” …read more

From:: Netherlands

Moria / Lesbos: Registration speeded up a few days before visit of UN High Commissioner for Refugees

By momo

Refugee families queueing in the back of the riot police busses in Moria / copyright: Salinia Stroux

António Guterres is going to visit Greece for the days between 9.-12. October to assess refugee crisis in Greece. In Lesvos, Guterres is going to visit the main arrival points of refugees and the so-called reception centers, while he will meet with local officials, NGOs working on the island and volunteer groups.

Refugee families queueing in the back of the riot police busses in Moria / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Only two days before his arrival to Greece local authorities suddenly started again using the expedited registration procedures in Moria pre-removal centre for the non-Syrian refugees, which they had applied during the escalation of the refugee crisis in the first 10 days of September, when 30,000 refugees were stuck on the island. The lighter bureaucracy is being used in Moria within the last month with an on off button every time things are getting worse, while in the Syrian camp Kara Tepe registration procedures got eased on a long term basis weeks ago.

During the last week non-Syrian refugees in Moria – among them many children – were suffering once more tear gas attacks and beatings by riot police as they were trying desperately to enter the pre-removal centre for registration. …read more

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پناهنده‌ها خوش آمدید، ولی… — روز اعتراض سراسری آلمان

By freedomnotfrontex ناهجویان خوش آمدید، ولی…

جنگ را در خاورمیانه تمام کنید.
تولید و صادرات اسلحه را تمام کنید.
اشغال اقتصادی، سیاسی و فرهنگی آفریقا را تمام کنید.
سیاستهای پلیسی و نظامی را تمام کنید.
عملیات ویرانگر ناتو در کشورهای ما را تمام کنید

این رفراندوم ما در خیابان خواهد بود.

چطور شرکت کنیم؟

جلسه برنامه ریزی: ۵شنبه ۸ اکتبر ساعت ۷ عصر، ساختمان بتانین. اتاق نیویورک

( Newyork, Bethanien — Mariannenpl. 2B, 10997 Berlin )

در برلین روز شنبه ۳۱ اکتبر ساعت ۲ در ارانین پلاتز (OranienPlatz) تظاهرات خواهیم کرد. Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Moria / Lesbos: Tear gas and beatings continue while families wait in the mud all the night

By momo

Queue of single men after tear gas attacks and beatings when registration halted / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Lesbos island on October 6, accompanied by Austrian chancellor Werner Feymann, to ostensibly appraise the refugee crisis on the islands firsthand, but what they saw there did not correspond to the everyday reality as thousands of refugees had left in four unscheduled extra ferries beforehand, the port had been cleaned, bus transportation of refugees from the north of the island to the camps had been halted, suddenly no boats were crossing the sea border just for the time during the short visit and his visit in Moria camp was focused on an inspection of the almost empty First Reception Centre, while in the meanwhile a few meters further inside the fenced territory at the pre-removal detention centre where registration takes place the desperate crowds were repressed by riot police with tear gas and severe beatings.

Queue of single men after tear gas attacks and beatings when registration halted / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Hundreds of refugees coming mainly from Afghanistan and Iraq were trying yesterday again to get registered in Moria – often for the third and fourth day. Especially many of the highly vulnerable, such as families with babies and toddlers, handicapped and …read more

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