20th Mar 2023


Erdogan threatens to 'open gates to Europe' for refugees

Turkey's president Recep Tayyib Erdogan threatened in a speech to "open the gates to Europe for 3.6 million Syrian refugees who asked for asylum in Turkey" if the EU continues to criticise Turkey for its attack in northern Syria, and if it calls it an invasion. The EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini called upon Turkey "to immediately stop its unilateral military action", after it attacked Syria on Wednesday.

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EU summit zooms in on global roles This WEEK

Competitiveness is expected be on the top of the agenda of EU leaders after the EU Commission last week rolled out a series of proposals to boost the bloc's capacity in green tech.


Why the EU double standards on mental help for asylum seekers?

In many EU member states, access to services is dependent on successful refugee status determination. Until then, asylum seekers may not be able to get housing, education, or jobs and can also face significant barriers to receiving psychosocial support.

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