Ioannis Lagos, sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Greek court for his part in running the fascist Golden Dawn party, had been immune from extradition as an elected member of the European Union’s legislature.
Mother Mechthild, the German nun who offers church asylum to migrants in the German state of Bavaria, is about to go on trial, for doing just that. She spoke to a local newspaper on Monday, Mittelbayerische Zeitung, about her work.
After five years and a European Court ruling against Hungary, Frontex finally decided to leave the country, given Budapest’s rights violations. Such alleged violations are also taking place in Greece - but the prospect of Frontex leaving is low.
The role of diasporas in the development of their countries of origin is now an accepted part of migration and development analysis. However, policy recommendations have centered mostly on how origin countries engage their diasporas in development efforts. More than 110 origin countries have created specialized units devoted to facilitating diaspora contributions to development.