Calm Down, Mate: Asylum in 2022

Calm Down, Mate: Asylum in 2022

The publication of year-end statistics on asylum and migration in 2022 is creating something of a panic – and like most migration panics it’s largely manufactured for political ends. Some key figures are higher than in 2020 and 2021. The headline is that there were...
Mediterranean: Almost Ten Years On from Deadly Tragedy – Nothing Has Changed, Italy’s Crack-Down on Civilian Rescuers Continue as Experts Council Urges Revoking of SAR Decree, Meloni Increases Cooperation with Libya

Mediterranean: Almost Ten Years On from Deadly Tragedy – Nothing Has Changed, Italy’s Crack-Down on Civilian Rescuers Continue as Experts Council Urges Revoking of SAR Decree, Meloni Increases Cooperation with Libya

Almost decade after the loss of more than 300 lives off Lampedusa shocked the EU not much has changed. Italy continues its crack-down on civilian rescue operators as an expert body under the Council of Europe urges the revoking of the controversial SAR decree. Meloni...
EU Concerned About Increase in People Seeking Protection

EU Concerned About Increase in People Seeking Protection

Facing an increase in arrivals and asylum applications compared to 2021, the EU and member states have gone into return and prevention mode. The European Commission estimates the number of asylum applications reached more than 900,000 in 2022 and the bloc saw 330,000...