Integration of immigrants in the European Union


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Many Europeans feel ill-informed about immigration and integration related matters; less than four in ten say that they are well-informed.

There is also a significant lack of awareness of the real extent of immigration from non-EU countries into the EU, with many Europeans overestimating how many immigrants are present in their country.

The overall picture is therefore an ambiguous one: seeing immigration as a problem may not mean hostility against migrants, but rather reflect a perception that governments are not managing the issue of immigrant integration in an adequate way.

A majority of Europeans agree that the integration of immigrants is a necessary investment in the long run for their country. There is also a clear majority who see the EU’s role as important and have a positive view of the actions that could be undertaken by the EU to support the integration of immigrants.

On the one hand, a large majority of Europeans think that if limited efforts to integrate are made by immigrants, it represents a major obstacle. They also recognise that if immigrants face significant difficulties in finding jobs and also experience discrimination and redtape, it makes integration more difficult.

The younger generation, and those with higher levels of education, are more likely to welcome immigrants, see their impact as positive, and more willing to consider integrating them into their lives as friends, colleagues and peers.

Intégration des immigrés dans l’Union européenne


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Varna Sonrası Türkiye – AB İlişkileri

Hedef 2020 Aralık Zirvesi !

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Abolishing limits on presidential re-election…

A Step Back in Democratic Development!

Supprimer la limitation du nombre de mandats présidentiels est une régression démocratique


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Turkey’s record on preventing and combatting corruption.


Lack of progress in many areas!

GRECO concludes that Turkey has implemented satisfactorily seven of the seventeen recommendations contained in the Third Round Evaluation Report. Of the remaining recommendations, six recommendations remain partly implemented and four not implemented.

The transparency of the legislative process in Parliament remains a major concern. A detailed code of ethics for MPs is also still needed, but a draft Law on Ethical Conduct of MPs, which has been tabled in Parliament, may be seen as a first step to providing appropriate guidance to MPs on their conduct and obligations concerning conflicts of interest


The executive has retained significant influence over a number of key issues regarding the running of the judiciary: the process of selecting and recruiting candidate judges, reassignments of judicial officeholders against their will and disciplinary procedures all have a negative impact on the security of tenure of judicial officeholders.

The newly-established Council of Judges and Prosecutors is appointed by the President of the Republic and Parliament, and none of its members are elected by the judiciary itself, runs counter to the fundamental principle of an independent judiciary.

Turquie:La corruption – l’absence d’avancée dans de nombreux domaines.


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Tarih Katliam Kulesi Gibidir!

Savaşta büyük zulme uğradınız. Zalimleri affedip affetmemekte serbestsiniz. Ne yaparsanız yapın, ama soykırımını unutmayın. Çünkü unutulan ve unutturulan soykırımı tekrarlanır.

Hiç kimse intikam peşinde koşmamalı, sadece adaleti aramalıdır. Çünkü intikam sonu olmayan kötülüklerin de kapısını açar. Biz de zalimlerden olursak zulme karşı savaşmamızın bir anlamı kalmaz. Nefrete nefretle cevap vermeyin. Nefret çıkmaz sokaktır. Nefret sadece bizim ruhlarımızı zedelemiyor, İnsanlığın özünü de zedeliyor. Geçmişi unutmayın ama onunla da yaşamayın.

İktidara gelirseniz, hal ve hareketlerinize dikkat edin. Kibirli olmayın, kendini beğenmişlik etmeyin. Size ait olmayan şeyleri almayın, güçsüzlere yardım edin ve ahlak kurallarına uyun. Unutmayın ki sonsuz iktidar yoktur. Her iktidar geçicidir ve herkes, er veya geç, önce milletin ve nihayet Allah’ın önünde hesap verecektir. İnsan şahsiyetini alçaltan, onu eşyayla bir tutan her şey gayri insanidir.

Aliya İzzetbegoviç


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The dirty business of human rights violations


Trafficking in human organs!

The Convention calls on governments to establish as a criminal offence the illegal removal of human organs from living or deceased donors:

where the removal is performed without the free, informed and specific consent of the living or deceased donor, or, in the case of the deceased donor, without the removal being authorised under its domestic law;

where, in exchange for the removal of organs, the living donor, or a third party, receives a financial gain or comparable advantage;

where in exchange for the removal of organs from a deceased donor, a third party receives a financial gain or comparable advantage.

The Convention also provides protection measures and compensation for victims as well as prevention measures to ensure transparency and equitable access to transplantation services.

Trafic d’organes humains:
la Convention du Conseil de l’Europe entre en vigueur


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Protect Children Against Sexual Abuse


New strategies used in Europe!

The first report, adopted in December 2015, scrutinised the Parties’ legal framework, judicial procedures and data collection mechanisms to protect children against sexual abuse in the circle of trust.

This secnd report, adopted in January 2018, examines Parties’ [Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine.] strategies (structures, measures and processes in place to prevent and protect children from sexual abuse in the circle of trust). This report more specifically looks into Parties’ strategies with regard to the

[i] involvement of relevant stakeholders


[ii] in awareness-raising,


[iii] education and training. It also assesses the processes in place to


[iv] screen and


[v] deny access to children to persons convicted of sexual offences against them. Finally, stock is taken of the


[vi] measures and programmes to assist sexual offenders. most Parties have yet to take action to offer effective intervention programmes or measures to assist both persons (including children) who fear they might commit sexual offences against children and persons already convicted for sexual offences against children.


In this context Parties are urged to also put in place a tool or a procedure to assess the dangerousness and possible risk of repetition of offences against children. Similarly they should have in place a tool or procedure to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention programmes and measures.


With regard to all the above areas, the Committee identifies promising practices that may be of inspiration for those who are not yet doing so.


Protection des enfants contre les abus sexuels commis dans le cercle de confiance : stratégies envisageables



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