FNF Greece: “Break the Chain!” of indifference towards human exploitation

On the occasion of the pan-European day against human trafficking, various public organizations, NGOs and foundations co-organized the “Break the Chain!” festival in Athens to raise awareness and inform the Greek public. The motto “Do not stay inactive” expressed the organizers’ commitment to stop human exploitation especially today that big numbers of helpless people – adults as well as minors – become refugees and can’t make the necessary for living. Continue reading

Seen from across the Atlantic: European Politics in an Age of Migration

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Asylum and border control policies currently stand at the forefront of debate in European politics. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s Transatlantic Dialogue Program hosted Angelika Mlinar, an Austrian Member of the European Parliament, to discuss the challenges posed by the refugee crisis and present solutions for a handful of the problems faced. Ms. Mlinar serves as Vice President for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Party and is a member of the “New Austria and Liberal Forum” (NEOS) party. Her personal history growing up as a Slovenian in the Austrian state of Carinthia has motivated her politics and inspired her to stand up for those who are unjustly restricted in their daily lives. Continue reading

Dahrendorf Taskforce Publication Series

PaperDreams_FrontexHaving one common external border is the direct consequence of eliminating internal borders within in the EU. Despite this new reality, the protection of this common external border is being tightly controlled by the national governments. EU-external border security is being entrusted to Frontex (Frontières extérieures), an EU-agency responsible for the co-ordination between national border guards. Continue reading