Towards a Europe of mixed identities: Our proposals to counter EU hypocrisies on immigration
The Parliamentary Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) has just published a brochure on migration entitled “Towards a Europe of mixed identities – Our proposals to counter EU hypocrisies on immigration”. The brochure contains contributions from GUE/NGL MEPs, academics, NGOs working on migration and representatives from human rights organisations.
The brochure is a comprehensive analysis of EU policies on migration and the position of the GUE/NGL on the issue.
Lampedusa and Melilla: southern frontier of Fortress Europe
The Parliamentary Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) organised the first official European Parliament delegation to visit Lampedusa, a reception centre on the island of Lampedusa, between Sicily and Africa, in June 2005, and to a holding centre in Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, in October 2005.
Media coverage of the often tragic plight of would-be migrants setting sail from African shores and trying to reach Lampedusa, and the conditions in which they were detained if they were lucky enough to reach the island, as well as later reports that migrants were being fired at on either side of a barbed wire fence separating Melilla from Morocco, prompted the visits to these centres by the GUE/NGL delegations.
The two visits, and the reactions of GUE/NGL deputies to what they saw in both centres, are described in this brochure, which is available in English, French, Spanish and Italian.