Populism is now in an orbit of frontal collision with European and national institutions of democracy as developed today, demanding a reinvigoration of ‘popular sovereignty.’
The system of asylum in the UK pushes mental fortitude to its limits.
This article is the product of a Master’s project based on four months researching and writing, and four days with the Harbour Project in Swindon talking to refugees and asylum seekers. At the request of those interviewed, real names have not been used.
DRESDEN, Germany — For months, right-wing demonstrators have been on the march in Germany, stirring fears of a throwback to darker days.
ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine — Larisa Yakovenko survived a direct rocket strike on her single-story Debaltseve cottage. But with the wreckage strewn about and her exit blocked, the 49-year-old woman with a disability was certain she would die from exposure to the cold or starvation, as she lay helpless amid the smoldering rubble.
Many immigrants reaching Italy’s shores cannot or do not want to be identified, posing a security threat to the whole of Europe in terms of terrorism and criminal infiltration, says Alessandro de Pedys, the Italian Ambassador to Poland.
EU experts have presented a very cautious set of initial conclusions on the reform of the EU budget’s “own resources”, ruling away controversial plans to introduce an EU-wide tax. EurActiv France reports.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras laid out plans on Sunday (8 February) to dismantle Greece’s “cruel” austerity programme, ruling out any extension of its international bailout and setting himself on a collision course with his European partners at a summit in Brussels later this week.
If Greece is forced out of the eurozone, other countries like Portugal and Italy will inevitably follow and the currency bloc will collapse, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Sunday (8 February), in comments which drew a rebuke from Rome.
Green and Liberal MEPs are resisting the proposal for a pan-European Passenger Name Records (PNR) database in the face of mounting political pressure before a summit this week in which heads of state will press them to adopt the measure urgently.