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The EU #MigrationPact reinforces a narrative focused on exclusion and security at any cost.
It fails to address the impact of structural #racism and how it plays out in practices & policies that put people’s lives at risk. Is this really ‘solidarity’?
An anti-racism THREAD 👇🏿👇🏿
2/ EU migration policies are historically based on racial discrimination and shaped by a neo-colonial approach.
This needs to be addressed, such as the notion of who belongs to Europe and the criminalisation of moving, which disproportionately impacts racialised groups.
3/ The pact does not acknowledge anti-migrant and xenophobic political discourse in many countries, and the impact it has on policy design and practices.
The pact essentially gives a free hand to these countries to detain and return migrants
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1/ #MigrationPact and #RuleofLaw: a thread

Member states hostile to #RuleofLaw and to EU values, are also those most hostile to migrants & refugees.

This is neither a surprise nor a concidence.

theguardian.com/law/2020/apr/0…
2/ With "return sponsorship" 🇪🇺#MigrationPact envisages countries 'hostile to migrants' would be tasked with detention and deportation.

This is worrying on a number of levels.

ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/…
3/ Essentially, the EU's "dirty work" of detention and returns will be farmed out to member states where the EU has *serious concerns* regarding judicial independence, freedom of expression, corruption, rights of minorities, and the situation of migrants and refugees.
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#Germany #Bundesrat #Migration #Refugees

An initiative by Berlin and Thuringia envisaged allowing the federal states to decide for themselves whether to accept asylum seekers from abroad. However, in a vote on Friday, the initiative, which the federal government rejected,
failed in the Federal Council. The consent of the Federal Minister of the Interior, which is required under the current legal situation, should be abolished.
-FYI
The Federal Council is the most important assembly here, the ministers of all the federal states and the federal government meet to find uniform regulations which mostly have to be decided at the federal state level.
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#BREAKING EU chief says Brexit deal 'cannot be changed' by law Image
#BREAKING EU chief warns of 'growing anti-Semitism' in Europe Image
#BREAKING EU chief: LGBT-free zones 'have no place in our Union' Image
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🚨@vonderleyen's 1st #SOTEU
Stay tuned:
"For me it is crystal clear–we need to build a stronger European Health Union
& to start making this a reality we must now draw the 1st lessons from the health crisis
We need to make our new #EU4Health programme future proof"@SKyriakidesEU
"...this was a global crisis we need to learn the global lessons. This is why, along with Prime Minister @GiuseppeConteIT and the Italian #G20 Presidency, I will convene a Global Health Summit next year in #Italy.
This will show Europeans that our Union is there to protect all."
"...the Commission created the #SURE programme(...)This is real European solidarity in action. And it reflects the fact that in our Union the dignity of work must be sacred."💪🇪🇺🤲"will put forward a legal proposal to support Member States to set up a framework for #MinimumWages"
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🟢 What is the State of the European Union #SOTEU debate? It's an important moment of #EU #democracy, when MEPs hold the @EU_Commission to account, checking on work done & the #FutureofEurope.

🎞️by @Europarl_EN

#NextGenerationEU #EUGreenDeal @boell_stiftung @boell_EU_USA
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1. My (maybe uncomfortable) views on #Moria and forthcoming #EU #migration pact:

✔️Yes, #Moria was a tragedy waiting to happen and the direct result of #EU policy failing

✔️Yes, early signs that #EU pact will focus on keeping people in their countries is worrying.

But.....
2. ...we just cannot keep asking the #EU to do better. Because the #EU can only do what its 27 members states agree to do. And too many of them have interest to keep the anti #immigration rhetoric going primarily for domestic short term political calculations. Same is true in #US
3. To me the question we should ask and work for is:

Is there the political space and will to form a smaller 'coalition of the willing' amongst selected European states/orgs to cooperate on #migration in ways that can work/deliver for domestic audiences?
We know it is possible.
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#ClimateCrisis Alert!
HUNDREDS of dead birds have been reported throughout the state of New Mexico over the past two weeks or so. Please read this thread and retweet! (1/9) #TeamBird #avian #ecology #conservation #migration #extinction
USFWS and NM Game & Fish have been alerted. We at NMSU are working closely with them and other local wildlife biologist to understand the cause of this mass mortality. (2/9)
We have been collecting dead birds (with appropriate permits) off the streets, on campus, at local golf courses, literally EVERYWHERE. (3/9)
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Bij #NPO dramaserie over NL commando's. Dat is natuurlijk veel spannender dan wat echt aan de hand is in Nigeria, Burkina Faso en Ivoorkust. #journaal heeft al maanden niets meer gerapporteerd over ontwikkelingen mbt de mondiale jihad. acleddata.com/2020/08/24/in-…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/21/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/dai…
Emergent Ventures prizes for best new and recent blogs - Liberalism 2.0 fellows - Marginal REVOLUTION

marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…

#ventures #blogs #liberalism #emergent #prizes
The 27 Principles — Renegade Inc.

link.medium.com/R7c7yDme68

#politics #economics #change #systems
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These days, one of our 2019 working papers (@kielinstitute) by MEDAM researchers Claas Schneiderheinze & David Benček received substantial criticism from @m_clem, and is now being very much discussed.

A response.

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The MEDAM research links rising #incomes with decreasing #emigration in poor countries thus challenging the causal interpretation of the “migration hump”.

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The critique is fundamental & sounds persuasive. @m_clem criticizes:
1) using annual data gives too much weight to bursts & busts
2) time fixed effects mask long-term econ. progress
3) the empirical setup with absolute emigration, GDP & population leads to spurious results

3/6
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About to start the #RethinkingDevelopment panel on #migration to #Mexico. We will hear from civil society experts on what is happening at Mexico’s southern border, and how migration to and through Mexico has been affected by #COVID19. Still time to join: duke.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
Starting now! A welcome from Giovanni Zanalda, director of @DUCIGS at Duke and faculty co-leader of the #RethinkingDevelopment series along with @sarahbbermeo of @DukeDCID.
Our #RethinkingDevelopment host today is Dr. Piotr Plewa, visiting research scholar at @DUCIGS and expert on #migration. Read his recent post - a snapshot on migration in #LatinAmerica and the #Caribbean #LAC
igs.duke.edu/news/internati…
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UK annual allowance for supporting refugees £86m

Other things U.K. government also chose to spend tax payers money on ...

#migration
£252m to Ayanda Capital, registered in Mauritius for tax purposes. PPE not delivered

£186m to Uniserve. PPE not delivered
£116m to P14 Medical Supplies, with assets of just £145. PPE not delivered

£108m to PestFix, with just 16 employees. PPE not delivered
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❓Did you miss the action at #PPCBerlin?
❓Do you still want to know all about #EU2020DE from the best experts in the TEPSA Network and @IEP_Berlin?

Well we've got you covered, because ALL the panels are online at the #PPCBerlin website ➡️ german-ppc-2020.eu/en/videos.html

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We enjoyed words of welcome from the key players at #PPCBerlin

First up, here is what TEPSA Secretary-General Prof. Dr. Jaap de Zwaan had to say



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From @IEP_Berlin's side, we were also welcomed by Frank Schimmelfennig



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