Migration in today's world is a complex phenomenon that can have both positive and negative impact: a smart and flexible migration policy can help countries strengthen their social, economic and political ties and open up new sources of capital and investment. In contrast, an irrational and excessively restrictive migration policy can cause imbalances in the labour market and income inequalities between immigrants and local residents, potentially leading to high levels of social tension.
On 1 March 2020, a new Skilled Immigration Act will come into force in Germany. This law, like other, has contributed to migration intentions in Eastern Europe. However, a careful study of the changes introduced by the new law reveals that not all dreams of easy immigration and getting employment in Germany will come true. Who will find it easier to immigrate and find employment in Germany? What are the requirements set forth in the new law on immigration of skilled workers? These are just the questions we set out to answer.
“We have just heard that we have been assigned a place of safety. We are now on our way to the island of Lampedusa in Italy”. This is the message by an aid worker of Médecins Sans Frontières sent out to 82 rescued Libyan refugees. The permission to land rings in a new beginning in Italian migration policy, which might have an effect on a broadly and long-discussed topic also on the European level.
Humanitarian crisis on the border in Brest: a perspective from Belarus
A humanitarian crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, caused by a sudden change in Poland’s migration policy, has been unfolding for two years and is still receiving very little attention from anyone other than human rights NGOs in both countries.
In EU humanitarian law, the concept of a "safe country of origin" is of utmost importance for understanding migration processes in Europe. Olga Gulina discusses why certain countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU) are recognized (or not recognized) as safe countries of origin. She outlines some of the changes in this sphere over recent years, and shares statistics of asylum applications lodged in EU member states by nationals of FSU countries.
The ECHR’s judgment in favor of the four applicants who had to stay in the airport’s transit zone for five to twenty-three months to be reviewed.
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*This text is an answer to the question from Valentin Gefter “How Does National and International Law Protect Foreign Offenders?” In the context of […]
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*This text is an answer to the question of Pascal Detzler “How is Healthcare for Asylum Seekers Regulated in the EU and in Russia?” […]