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    EU families feel more welcome in Scotland than they do in the rest of the UK

EU families feel more welcome in Scotland than they do in the rest of the UK

In the 2016 EU referendum, 62% of Scottish voters backed Remain, but do the experiences of EU families living in Scotland differ from those living elsewhere in the UK? Drawing on new research, Marie Godin and Nando Sigona find evidence that despite Brexit uncertainty, EU families living in Scotland feel they belong to the national community to a greater […]

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    “A disgusting political lie”: EU parents respond to the Children’s Commissioner’s letter to Michel Barnier

“A disgusting political lie”: EU parents respond to the Children’s Commissioner’s letter to Michel Barnier

On 13 July, the Children’s Commissioner for England wrote a letter to the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator outlining concerns over the status of children with non-UK EU passports living in England. Nando Sigona argues that by placing the blame for the current situation on the EU, the Commissioner has obscured the role of the UK government in creating uncertainty […]

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    Why the jury is out on the Commission’s latest proposal for a ‘distribution key’ to help solve the refugee crisis

Why the jury is out on the Commission’s latest proposal for a ‘distribution key’ to help solve the refugee crisis

The European Commission is expected to announce new proposals in the coming months which will aim to reform the so called ‘Dublin regulation’ that assigns responsibility over asylum applications to EU member states. According to a recent statement by the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, the new proposal will be based on a ‘distribution […]

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The death of migrants in the Mediterranean is a truly ‘European’ tragedy

Over 300 migrants travelling from Libya to Italy died on 3 October when the boat they were travelling in caught fire and sank in the Mediterranean. Nando Sigona writes that efforts to prevent further disasters taking place must focus on the reasons why migrants choose to risk their lives by travelling to Europe. He argues that the EU has not […]

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