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‘Tide turning’ on Sweden’s attitude to immigration

Sweden’s progressive attitude towards immigration is changing, according to a new report on racism and migration in the EU.   Via: Lee Roden   NGO network the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) carried out a report on racism and discrimination in the context of migration across 26 EU countries, and when it comes to Sweden, researchers concluded that while the country ...

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Belgium made sure Saudi Arabia knew it voted regime onto UN Women’s Rights Commission

Belgium’s foreign ministry wanted Saudi Arabia to know it had voted to elect the kingdom to the UN Commission of Women’s Rights, leaked internal emails have reportedly revealed.  via: Harriet Agerholm         The disclosure risks fuelling a further backlash against the European country, which has been accused of putting concerns about equality to one side in order to ingratiate itself with ...

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Europe: Eight to ten million Muslims migrants are still on the way

“In terms of public order and internal security, I simply need to know who is coming to our country.” — Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka. Turkey appears determined to flood Europe with migrants either way: with Europe’s permission by means of visa-free travel, or without Europe’s permission, as retribution for failing to provide visa-free travel. The migrants arriving in Italy ...

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German MPs Approve Partial Burqa Ban, Security Measures

German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks. Via: afp.com The new laws follow several jihadist attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of September elections. The new law on facial coverings falls short ...

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Hungary’s Orban defends education law in Brussels

Hungary’s prime minister lashed out at George Soros, founder of the embattled Central European University. The PM’s remarks came after the EU Commission sent a “letter of formal notice” to the Hungarian government. Via: dw.com In a speech given to European parliamentarians in Brussels on Wednesday, Orban insisted Hungary remained committed to the European Union, describing his nation’s membership as “not ...

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No EU membership for Turkey: Danish politicians

Any talk of Turkey joining the EU is moot after the result of the country’s referendum giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broader powers, say Danish politicians. Via: thelocal.dk 51 percent of Turkish voters accepted the constitutional changes in Sunday’s referendum, although opposition and watchdogs have already questioned the fairness of the vote. Nevertheless, the result of the referendum means in all ...

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Housing migrants could see Swedes foot MILLION pound bill in 2017

SWEDISH taxpayers could be forced to foot a million pound bill to house migrants as the country faces a property crisis and new arrivals stretch resources to breaking point. Via: Lizzie Stromme  In September it emerged several councils in the Scandinavian country are prioritising the requests of asylum seekers ahead of their own citizens, with migrants given housing straight away, despite ...

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Number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50% in 2016

German police were hunting 174,000 migrant criminal suspects in 2016  Meanwhile crimes motivated by Islamism also jumped by 13.7 per cent  The number of German criminal suspects fell by 3 per cent to 1.4million Interior Minister blamed the increase on migrant crime on their housing  Via:  Chris Pleasance  The number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50 per cent in 2016, ...

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Europe Making Its Way into the New Afghanistan

“Those (migrants) who come to seek freedom in France must participate in freedom. Migrants did not come to seek asylum in Saudi Arabia, but in Germany. Why? For security, freedom and prosperity. So they must not come to create a new Afghanistan,” said Algerian writer Kamel Daoud. Right. But it is the European mainstream that is letting them turn our ...

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Flemish minister: Turkish-sponsored mosque is ‘nest of spies’

The Flemish interior minister has taken action against a mosque supported by Turkey, whose imam is suspected of informing Ankara about supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the self-exiled cleric accused of being the mastermind behind last year’s failed coup. Via: euractiv.com Liesbeth Homans, of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), a nationalist party represented in the federal government, will begin the process of ...

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