27th Feb 2024


Croatia accused of pushing back Afghan refugees

Croatian police robbed and illegally pushed back dozens of refugees fleeing from Afghanistan into neighbouring Bosnia between 6 and 29 August, according to witness testimonies collected by The Guardian newspaper and a report by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an NGO. Half of the 60 or so people involved were minors. "We are calling for the EU to ensure dignified reception at the borders," the DRC said.

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For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

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