International custody disputes pose problems in Slovakia
The conflict in a Slovak-Ecuadorian family show the struggle of parents who have custody of their children but not the cooperation of their Slovak ex-partners.
16 Jan 2018
The 'other Austria' sends a powerful anti-government message
Tens of thousands protested in the streets of Vienna against the government’s discriminating policies and far-right rhetorics. Will the opposition stand up to the challenge of representing them as future voters?
16 Jan 2018
Rich Russians dominate list of new ‘Maltese’
Russians are taking advantage of Malta's Individual Investor Program, which sells Maltese -- and therefore EU citizenship -- for a fee of €650,000.
15 Jan 2018
Italian official: Failed
citizenship law ‘betrayed’ immigrant youth
A short-sighted decision by the Italian government will affect hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth, the president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies says.
15 Jan 2018
Austria minister's use of Nazi language part of party's pattern
Austria's interior minister has provoked international outrage by using a term associated with Nazi concentration camps, but such remarks seem to be part of his political party's vocabulary.
15 Jan 2018
Sociologist Peggy Levitt: nations don't end at their borders
"We live in a mobile world: one in seven people in the world is a migrant. Some are international migrants, some are forced migrants, others emigrate of their own free will, some with great success, others not so much."
10 Jan 2018
When in doubt, blame the immigrants
Biased reporting on refugees and immigrants is spreading across European media. In a recent example, fearmongering and xenophobia, paired with sloppy reporting, resulted in a downright false story about “murderous migrants”.
10 Jan 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The new Austrian
government mistakes “asylum” for “illegal immigration”
With the use of exaggerated vocabulary, feebly concealed prejudice and manipulation techniques, the asylum policy of the ÖVP and the FPÖ conveys a clear message. Refugees are no longer welcome in Austria.
8 Jan 2018
First baby of the year showered with xenophobic hatred
Some of the comments posted under a newspaper's Facebook post about the first baby of the year were so xenophobic that they have since then been reported as hate speech.
5 Jan 2018
It is no accident that Xenophobia is on the rise in Hungary
New research confirms that Hungarians are quick to reject any immigrant, even when he comes from a fictional country. Though this sentiment is not new to Hungarians, it is being skillfully inflated by politicians.
22 Dec 2017
Sudanese refugees deported from Belgium were tortured back home
A few months ago the Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification, Theo Francken, invited Sudanese government officials to identify migrants and arrange documents for their forced repatriation.
21 Dec 2017
Malta unveils its first-ever migrant integration strategy
Migrants will learn about-the country's values, standards and culture. Although this strategy replaced a highly criticized policy, it is not perfect yet. It fails to specify what happens when an asylum application is rejected.
18 Dec 2017
Dismantling civil war -- Why do neighbors start killing each other?
Writer Janne Teller warns that “either the moderates keep together [in Europe], or extremists will split us up.” As a scholar of the Balkan war believes that history is on the brink of repeating itself.
24 Nov 2017
Ex-Muslims feel betrayed by the left
In Europe, the debate about Islam is too shallow -- perpetually polarized between those who want to build walls around a Christian Europe and those who automatically deem any criticism of Islam to be "right-wing".
23 Nov 2017
Torture, rape and hunger in Libyan refugee camps
"Big, strong boys for field work," says a voice that could be that of an auctioneer: "800 ... 900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100" is heard before two men are sold for 875 dollars.
21 Nov 2017
The threatening masculinity of outsiders
Rape and sexual violence in Austria are often addressed as problems caused by migration and refugees. In this way, parties use women's bodies for political ends.
10 Nov 2017
Fear and loathing in Kömlő
How did Hungary become a country where it is considered normal to notify the mayor and the police if a foreigner shows up? Via the government's anti-immigration campaign which successfully planted the seeds of fear.
7 Nov 2017
What are Poles really praying for?
Phrases of "prayer for peace" mingled with those about not letting refugees in and threats posed by Muslims. Xenophobia is key to Rosary to the Border.
26 Oct 2017
Youtuber Abbie Trulíková comes from Congo. She started to make videos about Slovakia when she met her future husband, a Slovak.
17 Oct 2017
By refusing support to refugees we are giving it to populists instead
This is the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII but populist governments are using it as a political tool.
26 Sep 2017