1. The “Migration Compact” of Renzi
The “Migration Compact” explained on the Italian government website, the letter from Matteo Renzi to Donald Tusk (President of the European Council) and to Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission). The Commission’s response and Angela Merkel’s rejection.
2. At the Pulitzer, migrants and prisons are winners
Migrants in photos and prisons. For the Pulitzer Prize Centenary, awards for the stories told through pictures of the refugee exodus to Europe, by Mauricio Lima, Sergey Ponomarev, Tyler Hicks and Daniel Etter – and for The Marshall Project, site and newsletter on prisons and human rights.
3. “When you leave your country, it is not to find a better job”
— World Economic Forum (@wef) April 18, 2016
4. Returns, the bilateral agreements of Turkey
Turkey is negotiating repatriation agreements with 14 countries, including Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Sudan. Following the EU deal, Ankara seeks bilateral agreements to repatriate more quickly the migrants rejected from Greece or blocked in the sea.
5. The “old-new” Mediterranean route
Frontex release: the EU-Turkey agreement and a better maritime surveillance led to a noticeable reduction in the number of migrants arriving on the Greek islands in March. In the same period, the Central Mediterranean sea crossings – with Italy as destination- have quadrupled. On La Stampa, Francesca Paci provides an update on the new route.
6. Immigration, what are the concerns of American people
Americans’ fears of immigration have to do with economic concerns or cultural anxieties ? In a poll by PRRI and The Atlantic, differences appear between the supporters of the candidates for the White House. Even in the same party, between Trump and Cruz.
7. How many arrivals in 2016?
The spokeswoman for the High Commissioner for refugees against propaganda and the number of migrants arrived in Italy in 2016. UNHCR’s data.
8. Mediterranean, a sea even more dangerous for migrants
“The lethal effects of the EU’s policies of non assistance”. The Death by Rescue report produced by Forensic Architecture. On the basis of the routes taken by the ships full of migrants that cross the Mediterraean Sea, the research team shows how the choice of retreating search and rescue assets made the Mediterranean even more dangerous.
9. On 18 April 2015
Exactly one year ago, a dramatic shipwreck occurred off the Italian coast. A ship from North Africa, overloaded of migrants was sinking into the Strait of Sicily: 58 certified as dead, 28 survivors and a number of disappeared migrants still unclear – between 700 and 900, according to those who have been saved. Wikipedia reminds the tragedy.
10. Refugee crisis? Not in London
Why there is no refugee crisis in the UK. Nando Sigona, on the basis of data and tables, proves that the propaganda about the “invasion” of the island has no foundation: neither the absolute numbers, nor the percentages show that there is an increase in the number of migrants in the UK.