8th Jun 2023


UNHCR: refugees in Greece at high risk of sexual assault

At least 28 percent of some 622 refugees who suffered sexual and gender-based violence on the Aegean islands experienced the abuse after arriving in Greece, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Friday. However, a UNHCR spokesperson warned the number of incidents is likely to be much higher. "Inappropriate behaviour, sexual harassment and attempted sexual attacks," are the most common forms of violence reported by women, she added.

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Final push for EU-Mercosur deal, amid deforestation fears

Finalising the EU-Mercosur agreement is a priority for the EU and the upcoming Spanish EU council presidency, ahead of the summit with Latin America and the Caribbean countries to be held in Brussels on 17 and 18 July.

Ministers given 50/50 chance of reaching EU asylum deal

EU home affairs ministers are gathering in Luxembourg to thrash out an agreement on core asylum and migration reforms. But expectations of an agreement, following their meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday remained mixed.


Right of Reply from the Hungarian government

Authors Samira Rafaela MEP and Tom Theuns present as facts the extreme views of a politically-motivated campaign in the European Parliament. By doing so, they undermine the very foundations of the European Union.

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