FREE News 9th September

Fundamental Rights (EP Press Release)Fundamental rights: MEPs highlight effects of deterring migrants and austerity: The fundamental rights of asylum seekers in the EU could be infringed by reception centre conditions, “hot returns”, barbed wire and other deterrence measures, say MEPs in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday. […]

Human Rights (EP Press Release)Marietje Schaake: EU technology should not be used to violate human rights: On Tuesday 8 September MEPs vote on a report on the impact of intrusion and surveillance systems on human rights in countries outside the EU. Report author Marietje Schaake, a Dutch member of the ALDE group, told us that the EU should lead by example and that European technologies should not contribute to human right violations.[…]


Data Protection (EuObserver) EU and US sign law enforcement data pact: The European Union on Tuesday (9 September) signed a privacy pact with the US, covering data transfers used to fight crime and terrorism. […]

See Also: (EC Press Release): Questions and Answers on the EU-US data protection “Umbrella agreement”


Migration crisis (The Guardian) Refugee crisis: Juncker calls for EU to take ‘bold, concerted action’: European commission president uses first state of the union address to urge member states to accept plan to relocate 160,000 refugees. […]

See Also: (New Europe): Juncker presents ever stronger migration plan and human appeal

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