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Last month, 23 July, the Italian Constitutional Court declared inadmissible and unfounded the Italian Government appeal against the Tuscany regional law on reception, integration and protection of third country nationals approved on 9 June 2009. Although the Italian Government appealed alleging that the Tuscany region exceeded its competence, the real reason was that […]

The Swedish EU Presidency’s proposal for the 5-year programme for freedom, security and justice, most notably the Stockholm Programme, has raised divergent opinions by the Members of the European Parliament. Mr. Albrecht from Greens considered that the Programme contains more and more preventive measures when Mr. Borghezio claimed that the programme “lacked a judicial response… » read more

No news is not good news

The Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Mr. Tobias Billstrom, presented to the European Parliament the priorities of the Swedish Government during the last LIBE Committee. Firstly, the Swedish Minister recalled to the audience the growing importance of well-managed immigration policies, maintaining the idea that if EU wants to achieve the Lisbon strategy’s goals,… » read more

Many observers have warned the European Union that the ongoing economic crisis could affect the integration policies because of an increase of xenophobic feelings and requests for tougher immigration control. As Mario Sepi, president of the European Economic and Social Committee wrote on his blog, commenting the results of the European elections: “extremism is a… » read more

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