Poland Has Failed in Migration Policy Once Again
For several years Poland has required foreigners to provide a state certificate of proficiency in Polish to become long-term residents. Access to the appropriate exam before was not easy, but with the onset of Covid-19 the situation has become disastrous. This begs the question: it really worth remaining in Poland as a foreigner?
Gerald Knaus: "Macron Undermines Schengen Because He Is Fighting for Re-Election"
"The Schengen Agreement will survive the pandemic, waves of illegal immigration, and the attacks from populist politicians, because it brings too many benefits," says Gerald Knaus, a political scientist, the mastermind of the agreement between Germany and Turkey, which resolved the migration crisis in 2015, and the founder of the European Stability Initiative (ESI) think tank in an interview with Jędrzej Bielecki
After Months of Promises, the Migration Crisis in the Canary Islands Shows Spain's Failure to Anticipate It
The lack of foresight and coordination between ministries, Interior Ministry reluctance to transfer migrants to the peninsula, and a health emergency have led to a reception crisis – one which NGOs and local authorities have been warning about for months
Muslims Finally Have a Place of Worship
After decades of delays that have shamed our country internationally, the nearly 300,000 followers of Islam living in Greece have an official mosque to pray at, as Moroccan Imam Mohamed Zaki performed the first prayer at Votanikos. This is a huge victory against racism and Islamophobia, although we have a long way to go
Fortress Europe has a tradition of death
Two young people "delve into" the tragedy of 1997 at the Straits of Otranto, when 120 migrants from Albania fell overboard and 81 drowned. Ionian and Sotiris, two close friends aged 28 and an artistic duo, document with their camera the fight for justice by the relatives of the victims of a tragedy that unfolded 23 years ago, but could have happened yesterday
Poor people and migrants bear the brunt of the pandemic in Spain
The dramatic resurgence of the pandemic in Spain – 241 deaths and 10,800 cases yesterday – has brought with it a series of panicked new measures, especially in Madrid, where the controversy is taking on political and social dimensions as it becomes clear that the measures are not the same for everyone