01.03.2016
Those Who Belong and Those Who Don’t: Physical and Mental Borders in Europe

Europe promotes migration and mobility, but new or ‘different’ Europeans are still stigmatised and marginalised in our societies.

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01.03.2016
“It’s the Politics, Stupid”

The right to asylum is not a numbers game, it is a human right.

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01.03.2016
A Balancing Act: How Europe’s Response on Refugees can be Strengthened

What responses are being prescribed by Greens who hold office in places heavily affected by these developments?

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15.02.2016
Criminalising Solidarity: When Helping Refugees Becomes a Risk

The influx of refugees to the shores of Greek islands has generally been met with overwhelming support from locals, eager to provide much needed aid to the refugees.

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18.11.2015
The Collapse of the EU? The Return of Borders and the Danger of Populism

The Left in Europe might be tempted to answer with Left-wing populism to the current return of borders and to the broader socioeconomic crisis. This is playing with fire. An escalation of populism would actually benefit Right-wing populism. Only a consistent Europeanisation led by the Left can respond to the 21st century challenges of Europe.

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01.03.2015
Cooperation to Remove the Barbed Wire: Europe and the Maghreb

Many inhabitants of the Maghreb have no other choice than to leave their homes, and start a new life abroad.

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01.07.2014
Asterix’s Village: France after the European Elections

A quarter of the French electorate supported the far-right Front National at the last European elections. Yet the party’s political programme remains founded on the same illusions and scapegoating, only with a new, softer and more media-savvy face.

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01.07.2013
EU as a Project to Enhance Hospitality

The European Union has always been a project that marries differing perspectives – the pursuit of peace and borders open to people, goods and ideas. However the steady evolution of this project has been disrupted by the economic crisis, which has led to a rise of xenophobic, nationalist thoughts. For Jean Lambert, Europe must now confront the idea of ‘us’ versus ‘them’ that exists and work towards creating a truly hospitable EU.

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01.07.2013
Solidarity and Strength

After considerable research and deliberation, the German political foundation Heinrich Boell Stiftung published its report “Strength and Solidarity” which puts forward a series of proposals in areas such as foreign and security; agricultural; energy; economics and monetary and enlargement policy. The report aims to facilitate discussion within the European Green movement. This is an extract of the report.

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