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Local involvement key to tackling EU’s migrant situation

Local communities are facing a number of challenges resulting from the large influx of refugees and asylum seekers, as FRA’s latest summary report of migration-related fundamental rights concerns shows. It provides a snapshot of the impact the asylum crisis is having on some local communities, including the challenge of having to provide and finance housing and education. However, it also reveals good practices, strong goodwill and the potential boost to local economies that can offset some of the problems.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité

“Following the appalling attack in Nice last night, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) expresses its utmost sadness and extends its sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims,” says FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty, on behalf of the Agency and all its staff.

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Avvenire: «Malattie, violenze sessuali, sparizioni di migliaia di bambini... La crisi dei migranti è una grande emergenza, non solo per gli annegamenti in mare...». Da settembre 2015, l’irlandese Michael O’Flaherty è il direttore dell’Agenzia europea per i diritti fondamentali (Fra)”.
Times of Malta: There has been a spike in hate crimes across the EU following the Brexit result, so Malta’s EU Presidency next year needs to shine a light on human rights values currently under threat, the director of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency has urged.