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The Balkan buffer-zone

The Balkan buffer-zone

For several years, the migratory routes in the Balkans have been reactivated by migrants coming from the Middle-East, Asia and Africa. At the same time, several governmental schemes to remove migrants to their countries of origin or to transit countries are in place. The readmission agreements permit for instance the return of migrants to the […]

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Roma: victims of France's security policy

Roma: victims of France’s security policy

In 2010, after French President Sarkozy fixed the objective of evacuating “300 camps or illegal settlements, (…) with priority given to Roma settlements”, more than 100 settlements were destroyed by police forces in 2010 and 2011, the majority of which were located at the periphery of France’s major cities. Over the same period, more than […]

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“Voluntary” returns: another way to deport ?

EU Member States increasingly resort to “voluntary” return procedures to send migrants back to their countries of origin. This solution, not only cheaper and sometimes quicker, also appears in the public eye as more humane than forced returns. However, it remains a means of expulsion. In France, for many years, “voluntary” returns were included in […]

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Nearly 225,000 foreigners were deported from the European Union in 2010

Nearly 225,000 foreigners were deported from the European Union in 2010

In the course of 2010, 539,776 people were served with a notice to leave the territory and nearly 225,000 migrants (226,379) were deported from European Union territory. Albanians, Moroccans and Afghans represented nearly half the total number of deportations. The Member States of the European Union which conducted the highest numbers of deportations in 2010 […]

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Less than half the foreigners held in administrative detention were deported in 2009

Less than half the foreigners held in administrative detention were deported in 2009

Of the 570,660 migrants who were detained in 2009 in the 27 EU Member States, 252,785 were deported to their country of origin. The United Kingdom (64,945) and Greece (62,850) carried out the most deportations. Although, in certain countries such as Romania, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom, a period in detention generally results […]

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