How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test
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How the political agreement on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum fails the solidarity and human rights test

A political agreement was found on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum on 19  December after intense weeks of trilogues. The worrying outcome weakens considerably the European asylum system instead of addressing its shortcomings. If adopted, the 5 regulations of the Pact will in summary, create more walls, lower protection and fundamental rights standards and…

Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move
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Upholding the right to asylum and ensuring unconditional solidarity with all people on the move

SOLIDAR has a diverse membership of over 50 civil society organisations based in 26 countries. Our member organisations include popular education associations, trade unions, independent think tanks, migrant-led organisations working to advance social justice through a just transition. One aspect of our vision for social justice is a governance of migration based on the respect of fundamental rights and solidarity,…

Partnering with Tunisia, the EU persists in its ill-guided politics to keep people out of its territory – and have a highly repressive country do the dirty job
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Partnering with Tunisia, the EU persists in its ill-guided politics to keep people out of its territory – and have a highly repressive country do the dirty job

The EU must stop signing agreements with third countries demonstrating human rights violations as it tries to stop migrants from arriving to Europe. Background The EU officially announced the past 16th of July the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding for a ‘’comprehensive partnership package’’ with Tunisia.[1] Organised in three main axes (economic and trade…

EU Artificial Intelligence Act: civil society calls for regulating surveillance technology
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EU Artificial Intelligence Act: civil society calls for regulating surveillance technology

Increasingly, in Europe as in the rest of the world, Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are built and deployed for harmful purposes linked to state surveillance. As the negotiations between EU legislators on the EU AI Act are ongoing, civil society organisations including SOLIDAR & SOLIDAR Foundation are calling on policy-makers to set strict limits and scrutiny…

EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Member States’ recent agreement is a severe blow back to protection standards in Europe
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EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Member States’ recent agreement is a severe blow back to protection standards in Europe

On Thursday 8th June, the Council of the European Union (the Council) led by the Swedish presidency reached an agreement on two files of the EU Pact of Migration and Asylum: the Asylum and Migration Management Regulation (AMMR) and the Asylum Procedures Regulation (APR). Trialogues have been open as those files need to be discussed…