Search
About Us
PassionOfThePresent.com gathers information from different sources giving particular emphasis to the defence of human rights.
Archives

Archive for the ‘Greece’ Category

The challenges faced by the government should not be used to justify abuses on the streets – but that is the accusation facing the police

I have been riveted by the anti-austerity protests in Athens, my hometown, and the government’s response. From Paris – my adopted city – I watch the news, follow the tweets, and speak with family and friends. 

read more

The European Council summit that concluded on June 24, 2011, made no significant progress in addressing serious deficiencies in EU asylum and migration policies.

(Brussels) – The European Council summit that concluded on June 24, 2011, made no significant progress in addressing serious deficiencies in EU asylum and migration policies, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more

(Brussels) – The Greek government’s failure to follow through on its promise to reform the country’s broken asylum system creates an urgent need for  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the European Commission to intervene, Human Rights Watch said today.

A presidential decree that would introduce emergency reforms, which had already been postponed until September 1, 2010, has been pushed back again for several months following the recent government reshuffle.  Full-scale reform of the system is now unlikely before the end of 2011, at the earliest.

(Brussels) – The Greek government’s failure to follow through on its promise to reform the country’s broken asylum system creates an urgent need for  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the European Commission to intervene, Human Rights Watch said today.

read more