The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has been regularly collecting data on migration since September 2015. This report focuses on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States and EU candidate countries particularly affected by migration movements. It addresses fundamental rights concerns between 1 January and 31 March 2019.
This report looks into the fundamental rights situation of asylum applicants and beneficiaries of international protection in the EU throughout 2018. It pulls together the main issues identified in FRA’s regular updates on fundamental rights related to asylum, migration and borders in selected EU Member States, which the agency has been publishing since September 2015.
This summary outlines the main findings of FRA’s second survey on Jewish people’s experiences with hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the European Union – the biggest survey of Jewish people ever conducted worldwide.
In a parliamentary debate on introducing an ‘upper limit’ for refugee reception, the Member of the Parliament recalled that such upper limits are neither foreseen in the Charter, nor possible according to the Charter.
The Members of the Parliament filed an inquiry, asking the Federal Minister of the Interior 48 questions on the accommodation of refugees of minor age in Austria. In the introduction to these questions the Members of the Parliament referred to the special protection for refugees of minor age as laid down in various legal bases, including the Charter.
In 2015, the Administrative Court stopped a transfer of an asylum seeker to Hungary because the situation there was regarded as unsafe and thus a transfer could potentially constitute a violation of the Charter. The Court also ruled that the situation for such transfers has to be assessed in more detail, in order to decide properly whether asylum seekers may or may not be transferred to Hungary in the course of a Dublin procedure. The Members of the Parliament now filed an inquiry, asking the Federal Minister of the Interior how the situation in Hungary is currently assessed by the Ministry.
A parliamentary correspondence of 17 February 2015 stated, that there were controversies regarding passenger name record data in the EU-Subcommittee within the Parliament. The plan of the EU Member States’ ministers of the interior also to exchange passenger name record data between EU States led to discrepancies between opposition and government. The Freedom Party, the Green Party, Team Stronach and NEOS strongly spoke against this, while Social Democratic Party of Austria and the Austrian People's Party were for accomplishing a human rights compatible solution. Opposition parties feared a massive violation of the CFR as well as abolishing the presumption of innocence.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has been regularly collecting data on migration since September 2015. This report focuses on the fundamental rights situation of people arriving in Member States and EU candidate countries particularly affected by large migration movements.
The motion was tabled by Niko Al & colleagues, at the urgent request of Members of Parliament Matthias Strolz, Waltraud Dietrich & colleagues on "Stopp dem Überwachungsstaat: Gläserner Staat statt gläserne Bürgerinnen und Bürger". Members of the NEOS Party asked the government to provide an overview of all measures of surveillance of citizens. They stated that freedom is an important basis of our society, which is also granted by the Constitution and by the Charter of Fundamental Rights.