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Refugees In | Athens | November 29 & 30

The Greek Council for Refugees presents "Refugees In," a two-day event at the Bios venue addressing the many different aspects of the biggest wave of migration into Europe since World War II.

Bulgaria another country that wants out of UN migration pact

He added that this agreement would undermine Bulgarian national interests.

"The position of the Bulgarian government is not to join UN's global pact on migration," the deputy head of the GERB said after a meeting of coalition heads, Reuters reports. The agency says the juior coalition partner of GERB, the United Patrioty, strongly opposes the UN pact.

86,000 Bosnians Give Up Citizenship for Foreign Passports

From 1996 to 2018, a total of 86,755 people renounced their Bosnian citizenship - more than the population of the town of Brcko in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina - according to data that BIRN has obtained from the country's annual migration profile.

What should be on the priority list of the new government?

Advantage Austria

According to a survey conducted by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Ljubljana regarding the current economic conditions in Slovenia, almost two thirds of the questioned representatives of Austrian subsidiaries in Slovenia described the appeal to invest directly into the country as just "average".

Balkan Women Have Shortest Lives in EU, Report

Women from the Balkans have shorter lives than women in other EU states, according to the UK Guardian, comparing women's health in the bloc, and drawing on a new report issued by Public Health England and data from the EU statistics agency Eurostat.

Coalition committed to upgrading pension system

One of the coalition's priorities will be trying to build a consensus as soon as possible on how to amend the pension system to ensure its long-term financial sustainability. They also want to transform the Pension Fund Management (KAD) into an independent Demographic Fund.

Austria Keeps Door Part-Closed To Croatian Workers

After Slovenia on Friday announced that Croatian nationals no longer need visas to work there, Austria remains the only EU country that is still restricting access of Croatian citizens to its labour market.

Austria warned in March that it intended to seek the approval of the European Commission to extend the transitional period until 2020.

Austria's anti-illegal migrations drill "provocative"

Slovenia's outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar said this on Tuesday, as the exercise went ahead despite Slovenia's objections.

The Pro Borders drill saw Austrian police and army demonstrate emergency measures aimed at preventing illegal migrations.

Bosnia to Seal Borders if Austria Blocks Migrants

If Austria and Slovenia seal their borders to migrants, Bosnia and Herzegovina will be forced  to close its own borders with Serbia and Montenegro, Slobodan Ujic, Director of the Foreigners' Service of Bosnia, warned on Tuesday.

Balkan States Vow Joint Action to Tackle Migrant Crisis

Security and human rights ministers from the Balkans and neighbouring countries agreed at a meeting in Sarajevo on Thursday to create a database which will be compatible with similar systems in Europe in order to track migrants.

"We must be able to see if those people [migrants] previously stayed in Europe," Bosnian security minister Dragan Mektic told media after the meeting.  

Austria "to make borders airtight in event of migrant wave"

In a statement to the APA agency, Kickl aid that a border and police unit for foreigners will be established, which will be able to respond rapidly and make borders "airtight" to illegal migration.

This unit will be ready starting in June - and this was Kickl's reaction to new data about the increase in illegal migration on the Balkan route.

Croatia worried as "120,000 migrants move toward Bosnia"

A means of defense is being sought, Croatian daily Jutarnji List writes.

Namely, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is merely on the path of migrants, who, fleeing from their mostly war-affected countries, want to reach the EU. One of their routes goes through BiH, via which they enter Croatia and then Slovenia.

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