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Migration: Key fundamental rights concerns - Quarterly bulletin 2
May
2019

Migration: Key fundamental rights concerns - Quarterly bulletin 2

Paper
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.
Beyond the peak: challenges remain, but migration numbers drop
March
2019

Beyond the peak: challenges remain, but migration numbers drop

Paper
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.
Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU - Summary
March
2019

Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism - Second survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU - Summary

Summary
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.

Austria, Anfrage der Abgeordneten Cornelia Ecker, Kolleginnen und Kollegen an den Bundesminister für Inneres betreffend Unterbringung von minderjährigen Flüchtlingen in der Schwarzenberg-Kaserne

Cornelia Ecker
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.
Parlamentarische Materialien

Austria, Anfrage der Abgeordneten Nikolaus Scherak, Kollegin und Kollegen an die Bundesministerin für Inneres betreffend Abschiebungen nach Ungarn

Nikolaus Scherak
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.
Parlamentarische Materialien

Austria, EU-Unterausschuss: Kontroverse um Fluggastdatenspeicherung

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.
Parlamentskorrespondenz N

Austria, Entschliessungsantrag ... betreffend eine Überwachungsgesamtrechnung eingebracht im Zuge der Debatte über den dringlichen Antrag der Abgeordneten Matthias Strolz, Waltraud Dietrich, Kollegin und Kollegen betreff

Members of the NEOS Party
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.
Parlamentarische Materialien
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