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29 October 2015 – The European institutions held several meetings, conferences and summits (plenary or mini) throughout the month of October in order to identify orientations and means for facing the refugee “crisis”. In different forms, four elements can be found constituting the guidelines of the European policies: receive the refugees after a selection aiming at discouraging the “false” asylum seekers / strengthen the return policy of member states in cooperation with Frontex / lead a “naval war” against migrant smugglers / emphasise the partnership with third countries.
28 October 2015 – “Fundamental rights are fundamental”
Speech of Dominique Guibert, President of AEDH on the occasion of the 5th meeting of Caminar and AY Carmela in Bordeaux 10 October 2015 on the subject: “Truth, justice and reparation: what hope for Spain?”
27 October 2015 – According to Eurostat, the unemployment situation within the EU seems to be timidly improving with the creation of 400 000 jobs in the second quarter. In Germany this is 160 000 additional jobs created thanks to the introduction of a minimum wage earlier this year. This measure was announced by Chancellor A. Merkel on November 2013 and entered into forced on January 1st, 2015. This new minimum wage is about 8.50 Euros per hour.
12 October 2015, the Greek labour Minister Geórgios Katroúgalos spoke before the Employment and Social Affairs committee of the European Parliament. As a conclusion, he expressed his scepticism about an improvement of the social situation in Greece in a Europe dominated by neoliberal approaches.
16 October 2015 – AEDH was already talking about it last month: while there is still an ongoing public consultation about the smart borders initiative, some ideas are already circulating inside the EU Council. Because there is the objective to fight against terrorism through an expansion of the system to anyone, it also highlights the security dimension of this project.
20 October 2015 – APDHA wishes to share its satisfaction regarding the adoption of a bill on the opening of a 24/24 medical emergency unit in hospitals. The opening of these units would guarantee that people in need also get social care while in recovery.
13 October 2015 – The Chamber of Deputies approves the reform of the law on citizenship, which must now pass the Senate for a second reading. For AEDH and ARCI members, this reform is a first step forward with regard to the extreme rigidity of the Italian government regarding the rights of migrants.
08 October 2015 – At Norrent-Fontes, a town near Calais, two shelters for migrants built by the municipality in 2012 burned in spring 2015 in an accidental fire. “Terre d’errance” (The land of wandering), a French local association and some local people undertook to rebuild the shelters but were stopped by the municipal police for so-called “urban” reasons.