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A European Charter for Immigrants - Proposal by PPI

PPI proposes European Charter for Immigrants

At a meeting in Rome on Tuesday 21 May, the Popolari per l’Italia party announced its proposal to establish a European Charter for Immigrants. Ahead of the launch of this initiative, Senator Mario Mauri spoke with New about the new Charter. He defined it as an instrument intended to safeguard public security, which was currently characterised by a grave deficiency in the reception and management of immigrants.

Senator Mauri, building on his past experience as an MEP, representative on OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) and former minister of Defence, intends the proposed European Charter for Immigrants to provide a clear profile with criteria for recognising and developing the “human capital” of the individual. Thus, not only will there be the essential details for management of immigration, but more important will be the knowledge that will enable the individual to achieve a positive role in the new society in which he or she has arrived. It should not be a question so much of funds to maintain the immigrant, but of identifying ways to help their integration. The Charter seeks to address guidelines as to how this can be achieved.

The achievement of a satisfactory policy and management of immigration, Senator Mauri claims, must involve also the States of origin. This requires investment of resources and effort to reduce, as far as possible, to zero the risks of a failed integration. Dealing with the problem of tackling States, predominantly in Africa, that tend to refuse repatriation of one of their citizens, Senator Mauri feels that all is possible with good will and in respect of the principle of reciprocity. The goal in any case must be to use co-operation for the purpose of integration as the current demography makes this essential for the future of Europe.

The meeting was chaired by Avv. Antonfrancesco Venturini, who paid tribute also to Rocco Milano for his role in developing the Charter. A video presentation was made of the system, including a somewhat Orwellian Chinese clip of identification technology. For the individual migrant arriving in Italy the Charter would operate in two phases. The first would consist of technologically advanced identification and assessment of health, scholastic and linguistic attainment, capacity for employment and general cultural level. With the availability of these data, the second phase would be for the provision of a campus where the migrant can stay for up to six months, benefiting from the secure accommodation and training facilities necessary to commence a successful integration in the society of the host State.

The Charter is labelled European since once adopted it would be the responsibility of each Member State to open one or more Campuses, according to demand, in order to provide for the structured reception of migrants. It would not be the function of a Campus to be involved in decisions regarding admission or asylum, simply to provide a humane and helpful environment for migrants to find their feet in a new country after the ordeal of transit that many have had to suffer. The fundamental message of the promoters of the Charter is that an immigrant, rather than being seen as a cost and liability in negative political rhetoric and prey to the criminal underworld, will have a greater opportunity to become an asset for his or her new-found society.

Andrew Colvin

Macron and Salvini two EU visions

French President Emmanuel Macron and Matteo Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and interior minister, are from the same generation, but more than the Alps divides them.

Macron always wears a suit and tie, and has a penchant for lofty rhetoric and formal ceremonies. Salvini likes sweatshirts that say italia, rails against illegal immigration, and tweets pictures of himself eating Nutella. The differences go beyond style. Their dueling visions for the future of Europe will be tested in elections for the European Parliament this week.The Parliament has limited powers and the vote, to be held across the bloc’s 28 countries May 23–26, is generally seen as a test of voter sentiment across member states. But this time more than ever—after Brexit and with Trump rattling the transatlantic alliance—it’s also a test of which Europe will prevail: Macron’s call for a more top-down union that shares responsibilities for borders, defense, and the environment, and maybe more; or Salvini’s euroskeptic one, a “Europe of nations” in which each country retains more sovereignty.

“Political-party competition in the EU and its member states is organized increasingly around a liberal-cosmopolitan internationalist versus conservative-populist nationalist cleavage,” Douglas Webber, a political scientist at France’s INSEAD business school, told me. The far-right parties will do better than ever before, he added, but “it will not turn the whole EU on its head” because the majority in the Parliament is still expected to be pro-European.

Salvini :"Nel 2019 si sono avuti solo 2 morti in mare"

Nel 2019 si sono avuti solo due morti in mare": lo ha detto il ministro dell'Interno, Matteo Salvini, a La7.

Il Viminale, intanto, ha fornito i numeri che "danno ragione al 'Salvini buon cristiano'". "I dati aggiornati a maggio 2019 registrano 2 cadaveri recuperati in mare. Le stime dell'Unhcr contano, nello stesso periodo, 402 persone tra dispersi e morti. Nel 2015 i cadaveri recuperati furono 296 a fronte di una stima di 3.771 scomparsi; nel 2016 390 (e 5.096 stimati); nel 2017, 210 contro 3.139 e nel 2018 sono stati recuperati 23 corpi (2.277 scomparsi).

"Mi piacerebbe essere ricevuto dal Papa ma non l'ho mai chiesto. E' una delle persone più stimolanti e affascinanti; avrei solo da imparare. Se ce ne sarà l'occasione lo incontrerò più che volentieri. L'accoglienza è un 'dovere nei limiti del possibile', dice il catechismo della Chiesa cattolica. Il possibile è stato superato". Così il vicepremier Matteo Salvini a La 7. "Tanti cattolici votano per la Lega, tanti votano per altre formazioni", ha aggiunto poi, rispondendo ad una domanda.

"Io testimonio la mia fede salvando vite umane (i morti in mare, come gli sbarchi, sono calati del 90%) e combattendo gli schiavisti e i trafficanti di esseri umani, accogliendo chi ha davvero bisogno ma facendo rispettare regole e confini. Felice del sostegno da parte di tante donne e uomini di Chiesa, lavoro per riportare anche l'Europa sulla via della difesa delle sue radici giudaico-cristiane, negate e dimenticate dai burocrati di Bruxelles servi degli interessi della finanza e dei poteri forti". Lo dice il ministro dell'Interno Matteo Salvini.

Ieri lo scontro con i cattolici che hanno criticato il gesto del ministro di chiudere il comizio dei sovranisti a Milano stringendo in mano il rosario.

Salvini :"ONU e'da Scherzi a parte"

Onu è da Scherzi a parte, Salvini all'attacco


"Un organismo internazionale che costa miliardi di euro ai contribuenti, che ha come membri la Corea del Nord e la Turchia, regimi totalitari, eviene a fare la morale sui diritti umani all'Italia, a Salvini per il decreto sicurezza, fa ridere, è da Scherzi a parte". E' la replica del ministro dell'Interno Matteo Salvinialle critiche dell' Onu, dalla fiera di Verona. E assicura: "Sono pronto a portare il decreto sicurezza domani in consiglio dei ministri". Infatti , ha spiegato Salvini "io domani sono a Roma, mi sono tenuto la giornata piena di impegni al ministero. E quindi non vedo l'ora che il decreto sicurezza diventi realtà", perché "c'è il contrasto ai camorristi, agli scafisti, agli spacciatori, ai teppisti di strada, ed è un passo avanti per città più sicure". "Spero quindi che nessuno abbia da ridire",

Refugees can not be deported in country of origin if their life is in danger

The European Court of Justice has ruled that countries cannot deport people who would be in serious danger in their countries of origin, even if they commit crimes. However, they could lose their refugee status.

EU rules and the Geneva Convention forbid sending migrants home if there is a serious risk they would face persecution in their home countries, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on Tuesday. These rules apply in all cases, the court said, even when the migrants in question have committed serious crimes.

The ruling was triggered by lawsuits filed by three asylum seekers currently resident in Belgium and the Czech Republic. The two EU member nations rejected their claims or revoked their refugee statuses after the plaintiffs were found guilty of serious crimes, including blackmail, robbery, and murder.

In the Tuesday ruling, the ECJ stated that migrants can lose their refugee status after committing crimes. However, they also said such people would still be considered refugees by the Geneva Convention.

Read more: German states look to reintegration to reduce migrant crime

No lawful stay, 'merely' presence

In some cases, the Geneva Convention itself allows deportation of migrants even when there is a risk of persecution, namely when there's a demonstrable risk to security in the host country.

However, EU countries also operate under Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, which is based on the Geneva accords but goes a step further.

"The Charter prohibits, in  absolute  terms,  torture  and  inhuman  or  degrading punishment or treatment, irrespective of the conduct of the person concerned, as well as removal to a State where there is a serious risk of a person being subjected to such treatment," the Luxembourg-based court said in a statement.