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10.01.2018
Refugees and the city: time to re-define roles and responsibilities?

Cities should be trusted to take the lead on the integration of newcomers.

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30.11.2017
Cities to the Rescue

Cities could become a welcoming and protective hub for refugees in Europe – but not without financial support to stimulate their economy and create jobs. An interview with Gesine Schwan.

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14.04.2017
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Side of Citizenship

The origin and meanings of citizenship – what does it mean today in an era of mass migration and security fears?

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01.04.2017
Genesis of Fear: The Case of Slovenia

How can we account for the perception among Slovenia’s general population that migrants pose a threat?

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27.02.2017
Centre-Left, Right? Right!

Slovenia was changed by the first waves of refugees passing through in 2015. Its centre-left government has followed, rather than led, public opinion.

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19.10.2016
The Nordic Countries Would Gain from Welcoming Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Since 2015, more than one million asylum seekers have entered Europe. Of these, roughly 250,000 have come to the Nordic countries, prompting them to reassess their immigration systems and services.

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04.07.2016
Green Observatory: Refugee Crisis

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This edition focuses its lens on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’: how is this crisis perceived and does the perception at all correlate to facts? Are the new EU proposals responding to the situation and are EU member states willing to shoulder each other?

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01.07.2016
The Anxieties That (Dis)Unite: Terrorism and the Forces of Integration

In a rational world, security threats might boost European integration, given their cross-border nature. Today’s Europe, however, is different.

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01.07.2016
United in Fear

A circulation of misinformation can have far-reaching implications, and can influence not only the European Union’s relations with Russia and its neighbours, but also its own internal process of integration.

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29.04.2016
Ceci n’est pas un “Agreement”: The Treachery of EU Migration Policies

It would be an illusion to believe that irregular migration will come to an end as a result of the legally dubious deal agreed between EU leaders and Turkey on 18 March 2016. Instead, we should recognise that migration is a natural human phenomenon, which has to be managed as such, and reform the dysfunctional EU framework on asylum and migration.

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