Category Archives: politik

En oberoende kommission ska utreda påskupploppen (JuU51)

En oberoende granskningskommission bör få i uppdrag att utreda Polismyndighetens och regeringens agerande under de så kallade påskupploppen. Det menar riksdagen och riktade en uppmaning, ett så kallat tillkännagivande, till regeringen om detta.

Upploppen skedde i bland annat Linköping, Norrköping och Örebro i samband med att den danske politikern Rasmus Paludan ansökt om tillstånd för att bränna Koranen under ett antal manifestationer.

Riksdagen anser att den utredning som Polismyndigheten tillsatt inte är tillräcklig. Både regeringen och Polismyndigheten kommer att behöva granskas och där har en oberoende granskningskommission helt andra möjligheter till självständig granskning. Därför menar riksdagen att en sådan oberoende kommission ska granska agerandet på ett antal punkter.

Tillkännagivandet har sin grund i ett så kallat utskottsinitiativ. Det betyder att förslaget har väckts i utskottet och inte bygger på ett regeringsförslag eller en riksdagsmotion som annars är det vanliga.

Mer information här: https://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/arende/betankande/en-oberoende-utredning-av-de-sk-paskupploppen_H901JuU51

Regeringen vill skicka fler dömda till sina hemländer

Regeringen vill ändra två lagar för att göra det lättare att skicka medborgare inom EU som dömts till fängelse i Sverige tillbaka till sina hemländer.

”I svenska anstalter och häkten finns stora grupper av utländska medborgare som saknar anknytning till Sverige. Med de nya reglerna på plats kommer fler domar kunna skickas över till andra medlemsstater, vilket kan antas leda till fler överföranden av dömda personer”, säger justitie- och inrikesminister Morgan Johansson (S), i ett pressmeddelande 9 juni 2022.

Lagändringarna har skickats till lagrådet och föreslås träda i kraft 1 december i år.

Kommentar från Miguel Benito: I gengäld kommer en del svenskar som idag sitter i utländska anstalter till Sverige och fyller de tomma platserna.

Särskild debatt om påskhelgens kravaller

Fredagen den 6 maj klockan 9 håller riksdagen en särskild debatt om påskhelgens kravaller. Debatten har begärts av Sverigedemokraterna. Från regeringen deltar justitie- och inrikesminister Morgan Johansson (S). Debatten går att se direkt och i efterhand via riksdagens webb-tv.

Tid: Fredagen den 6 maj klockan 9.
Plats: Kammaren, Allmänhetens entré, Riksgatan 3, Stockholm.

Hitta till riksdagen

Den särskilda debatten är öppen för allmänhet och media och går att se via riksdagens webb-tv.

Om särskild debatt

Ett parti kan begära att riksdagen i en särskild debatt ska debattera en viss fråga som inte har samband med något ärende. Efter samråd med partiernas gruppledare beslutar talmannen om och när den särskilda debatten ska ske. En företrädare för varje parti har rätt att delta i debatten. Den minister i regeringen som ansvarar för frågan deltar i debatten.

Preliminär talarlista och debattregler

Webb-tv

Den särskilda debatten går att se direkt eller i efterhand via riksdagens webb-tv.

Webb-tv

För mer information

För mer information kontakta riksdagsinformation, telefon: 020-349 000, e-post: riksdagsinformation@riksdagen.se.

Utlänningar ska lämna fingeravtryck och fotograferas vid in- och utresa till Sverige

Utlänningar ska lämna fingeravtryck och fotograferas vid in- och utresa till Sverige (SfU14) Riksdagen säger ja till regeringens förslag om lagändringar för att anpassa svensk lagstiftning till EU:s nya in- och utresesystem. EU:s in- och utrikessystem innebär att en utlänning från tredje land som vill resa in i Sverige ska lämna fingeravtryck och låta sig bli fotograferad för att en kontroll mot in- och utresesystemet ska kunna göras. Besluten fattas därför med anledning av de två EU-förordningar som antogs 2017. Lagändringarna föreslås börja gälla den dag regeringen bestämmer.

Ukrainska medbor­gare kan vistas i Sverige utan till­stånd i 90 dagar

Ukrainska medborgare är viseringsfria inom Schengenområdet. Det betyder att en ukrainsk medborgare som kan visa upp ett giltigt biometriskt pass vid gränsen till Sverige får stanna här utan visum i upp till 90 dagar.

Läs mer om att vara i Sverige viseringsfritt

Ukrainska medborgare som saknar biometriskt pass har rätt att resa in och vistas i Sverige i 90 dagar med ett Schengenvisum.

Ansök om uppe­hålls­till­stånd enligt EU:s mass­flykts­di­rektiv

EU:s medlemsstater har beslutat om att aktivera massflyktsdirektivet. Det innebär att du som är ukrainsk medborgare eller har skyddsstatus i Ukraina och har lämnat landet efter den ryska invasionen kan få omedelbart skydd i Sverige och ett tidsbegränsat uppehållstillstånd.

Direkt vid ansökan kan du få hjälp med mat och någonstans att bo, om du har ett akut behov av det.

När du har fått ditt tillstånd har du förutom mat och boende rätt att arbeta, rätt att söka grundläggande vård, rätt till skolgång för barn och visst ekonomiskt bistånd i Sverige.

Direktivet gäller

  • dig som är ukrainsk medborgare och var bosatt i Ukraina före 24 februari 2022
  • dig som har uppehållstillstånd som flykting eller alternativt skyddsbehövande i Ukraina
  • familjemedlemmar till de två ovanstående.

För att omfattas av direktivet ska du ha lämnat landet den 24 februari 2022 eller senare.

Personer som har begått vissa brottsliga handlingar (exempelvis krigsbrott eller annat grovt brott) eller utgör ett hot mot Sveriges säkerhet kan inte få uppehållstillstånd enligt massflyktsdirektivet.

Så ansöker du

För att ansöka kommer du att behöva registrera dig och visa upp ett biometriskt hemlandspass eller andra ukrainska identitetshandlingar hos Migrationsverket. Du kommer även att få lämna fingeravtryck och fotograferas som en del av registreringsprocessen.

Om du beviljas uppehållstillstånd enligt massflyktsdirektivet gäller ditt tillstånd till den 4 mars 2023. Du får ett uppehållstillståndskort som visar vilken typ av uppehållstillstånd du har. När du har fått ditt uppehållstillstånd har du bland annat rätt att arbeta i Sverige.

Källa: Migrationsverket.

Origin of World’s Largest Migrant Population, India Seeks to Leverage Immigration

Origin of World’s Largest Migrant Population, India Seeks to Leverage Immigration
With nearly 18 million nationals abroad, India is the origin of more international migrants than any other country and claims the world’s largest diaspora. Indian emigration can be traced back to the colonial era, with the British empire dispatching Indian workers across the globe, and has evolved for more than a century in response to global labor demands and geopolitical events. This article offers a comprehensive profile of migration from and to India.
Feature
The World Is Witnessing a Rapid Proliferation of Border Walls

The number of border walls globally has multiplied at a rapid clip, from fewer than five at the end of World War II to more than six dozen now, with more under construction. Most of the world’s border fortifications have been built since the turn of the millennium, and are intended to accomplish a range of functions. This article charts the remarkable growth and normalization of border walls globally.

Twelve migration issues to look out for in 2022

International Centre for Migration Policy Development presents a brief analysis of migration and policy trends.

2022 will be another challenging year for EU migration policy. Below is a non-exhaustive list of trends and developments that will be high on the agenda of decision-makers and analysts alike.

1. The rise in irregular migration to the EU.
Almost 200,000 illegal crossings were recorded at the external borders of the EU in 2021. This corresponds to an increase of 57% in comparison to 2020 and 38% in comparison to 2019, the year before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Driven by growing instability in major countries of origin and aggravated by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend is likely to continue in 2022.
2. Shifting pressures on the main migration routes.
In reaction to increasing migration pressures, Greece closed its external borders and temporarily suspended the admission of asylum applications in early 2020. In 2021, it introduced additional measures such as closed and controlled reception structures, wider use of administrative detention or the extension of physical border control facilities and surveillance. Apparently, the strict Greek asylum policy prompted irregular migrants and asylum seekers to switch to alternate routes. This trend is likely to continue in 2022, exacerbating the pressure on reception and migration management
capacities in the Western Balkans and along the Central Mediterranean Route.
3. The migration effects of the Taliban takeover.
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the rapidly growing humanitarian crisis in the country are likely to lead to additional displacement and outbound flows of refugees and migrants. According to initial assessments, another 500,000 Afghan refugees are expected to flee the country. The countries in the region have closed their borders, limited access to passport and visa holders, and cut support for newly arriving Afghans. These measures are likely to control the size of movements. In the medium to long term, it will be difficult to fully control the vast borders in the region and the activities of the well-established smuggling networks. The increasing numbers of asylum applications lodged by Afghan nationals in the second half of 2021 suggest that the EU will see arrivals increase in 2022 as well.
4. Growing tensions in Libya.
The continued presence of foreign armed forces and tensions over the presidential elections endanger the fragile state of stability in the country. Ongoing disputes about fundamental rules governing elections and uncertainty about when they will be held will also impact migration from and through Libya and Libyan partners’ capacity to cooperate with the EU and the international community on solving migration issues. Coupled with growing instability in sub-Saharan Africa and the political and
economic challenges faced by neighbouring Tunisia, these developments in Libya make it very likely that the scale of irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean Route will remain high or even increase in 2022.
5. The flaring up of the Syrian conflict.
Violence has continued throughout 2021 and hostilities have re-intensified for the first time since the ceasefire agreement of March 2020. The humanitarian situation has significantly worsened. Along with the economic downturn in Turkey, which is the major host of Syrian refugees globally, 2022 is likely to see increased primary and secondary movements of Syrians towards the EU. Already last year, the number of asylum applications lodged by Syrian nationals in an EU Member State was 71% higher than
in 2020 and 46% higher than in 2019.
6. The reorientation of migration flows from Latin America.
In recent years, asylum seekers from Latin American countries, especially Colombia and Venezuela, ranked high in European Union apprehension statistics. In 2020, their number declined. At the time, this change was thought to be the result of the extensive restrictions on air travel from third countries to the EU during the first phase of the pandemic. The gradual lifting of restrictions in 2021, however, did not lead to a resurgence of Latin American asylum migration to the EU. The drop in applications is
believed to be the result of fewer flight connections to Europe and increased movement towards the United States. Envisaged policy changes announced by the new US administration appear to have sparked hopes for a more liberal stance towards migrants and refugees and prompted a reorientation of related flows from European destinations to the US.
7. The continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migration.
The pandemic has increased economic pressures on large parts of the overall population in low-income countries but also on the migrant and refugee populations residing within their territories. The resilience of migrant remittances might cushion some of these pressures but surely not all of them. Uneven economic recovery is likely to fuel irregular migration also in 2022. This assumption is supported by developments observed in 2021, such as the increase of irregular flows from North African countries, secondary movements of Syrian and Afghan nationals from Turkey and Iran, or the
sharp increase of irregular arrivals from Latin America at the southern border of the United States. Bangladesh observed a slowing of remittances via official channels in the second half of 2021, as migration ramped up again and informal funds transfer systems gained in importance again.
8. The EU response to the instrumentalisation of irregular migrants.
The instrumentalisation of migration is not a new phenomenon. Countries in the neighbourhood have pressured the EU before to make political or financial concessions in return for cooperation on migration control. The deliberate creation of a migration crisis at the EU’s external borders, however, instigated and controlled by Belarussian authorities, added a dimension different from previous instances. The EU’s swift, unified and robust response in cooperation with non-European partners halted this scheme. But the situation will remain volatile in 2022 and thousands of migrants are left in
a state of limbo, and an immediate threat to their lives and well-being.
9. The presidential elections in France and the French Presidency of the EU.
2022 is a big election year in Europe, all of them important for European migration policymaking
. The greatest attention will be paid to the presidential elections in France. Euroscepticism is widespread among the French electorate and the majority of candidates and is linked to a tougher stance on immigration and the wish to repatriate power from the EU to the Member States. The elections will also influence the implementation of the French Presidency programme as it pertains to migration.
The programme focuses on reforming the Schengen Area and continuing the work on asylum and migration. It emphasises the need to better address the instrumentalisation of migration and to prevent irregular migratory flows within the Schengen Area.
10. New accents in Germany’s migration policy.
The new government’s coalition agreement contains an extensive chapter on migration. It calls for a restart of Germany’s migration and integration policy to reflect the stance of a modern immigration country. Amongst other things, the coalition agreement calls for a strengthening reinforcement of functioning partnership agreements with non-EU countries following a holistic approach and including economic cooperation, visa facilitation, skills transfers, job platforms and cooperation on the reintegration of rejected asylum seekers. Moreover, the coalition agreement is committed to
reforming the European asylum system and ensuring a fair sharing of responsibility and solidarity. Thus, Germany seeks to forge a coalition of member states that are receptive to admission.
11. Renewed attempts to address secondary movements.
The issue of secondary movements of asylum seekers among member states has been high on the European agenda for years. In Germany, one priority identified in the coalition agreement of the new government is to prevent the misuse of visa-free travel for secondary movements within the EU. The French Presidency aims at a reform of the Schengen acquis that helps to prevent irregular migratory flows within the Schengen Area. Internal border controls were a much-debated issue in the EU before,
with the European Commission and several member states insisting that such controls must remain the exception. It can be assumed that this debate will continue throughout 2022.
12. Labour shortages and the discussion on legal migration channels.
The European Union has entered a period of demographic ageing. By 2050, the share of the EU population of working age will shrink by 37 million. Already now, many vacancies cannot be filled with domestic applicants and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it all the clearer how much the European economies depend on essential workers. Last year, an apparent shortage of lorry drivers in the UK and other European countries made the headlines, spurring fears of interrupted supply chains and missing deliveries of food, fuel and other essential goods. Current labour shortages might be less severe than
portrayed in the media and much can be done through upskilling, higher wages and better working conditions. But European labour markets will remain tight in 2022 and beyond, intensifying the debate on ways to fill immediate shortages and to cope with long-term labour market demands. This might give renewed impetus to the further development of instruments such as the EU’s Talent Partnerships and to overall cooperation with non-EU countries on labour migration issues.

19/1 New EU Agency for Asylum

New EU Agency for Asylum starts work with reinforced mandate

Mandate announcement

The European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA

) replaces the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) with more tools to support Member States in bringing greater convergence to asylum and reception practices at the EU’s high standards.

On 19 January 2022, the new mandate of the EUAA entered into force following agreement last year between the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the European Commission’s proposal. It marks the first of the proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) to be approved, and a significant step forward in the modernisation of the EU’s asylum and reception practices. 

This is a crucial moment for asylum and reception in the EU. The EUAA is a unique agency, with the tools and ability to support Member States and the Union itself in tangibly improving the application of the world’s only multinational asylum system. It demonstrates yet again that the EU can rise above political challenges, and I am confident that this significant accomplishment will act as an enabler for progress of other files in the asylum and migration reform portfolio.

Nina Gregory EUAA’s Executive Director

The former agency, EASO, had already been operating at the very limits of its mandate, providing an ever-increasing amount of technical and operational support to Member States over the past years. If the agency were an EU+ Member State, it would rank seventh in terms of registrations performed, and ninth in terms of opinions for decisions1 issued.

The composition of the Management Team and Management Board of EASO automatically transfers to the EUAA, including the roles of Executive Director and Chair of the Management Board.

Commenting on the entry into force of the new Regulation, the EUAA’s Executive Director, Nina Gregori, stated: “This is a crucial moment for asylum and reception in the EU. The EUAA is a unique agency, with the tools and ability to support Member States and the Union itself in tangibly improving the application of the world’s only multinational asylum system. It demonstrates yet again that the EU can rise above political challenges, and I am confident that this significant accomplishment will act as an enabler for progress of other files in the asylum and migration reform portfolio.” 

The EUAA begins its work with a 2022 budget of EUR 172 million, an unprecedented eight operations (in Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Spain) supporting asylum and reception authorities in Member States with almost 2,000 personnel, and 500 staff mostly based in the agency’s headquarters in Malta, as well as in offices in Athens, Brussels, Rome, Nicosia, Madrid and Warsaw.

Webbsida: https://www.euaa.europa.eu/

31/3 Arbetsmarknadsmässa

Torsdag 31 mars – Ryds Herrgård Linköping

Var:
Ryds Herrgård Linköping

När:
Torsdag 31 mars 2022, kl. 08 .00 – 15.00

Arbetsmarknadsmässa 10-14 Mer info, boka

Hur:
Utställare, föreläsningar, seminarium, paneldebatter, gränslösa möten, hybridevent

En FIN DAG där vi fokuserar på inkludering, & integration under en och samma dag, i ett av våra utsatta områden samt allt under samma tak.

En öppen arena för alla medborgare för fria samtal där vi kan diskutera demokrati och samhällsfrågor över gränserna.

  • Arbetsmarknads-och rekryteringsmässa med fokus på inkludering och mångfald
  • Inspirationsföreläsare och goda exempel på integration
  • Gränslös Frukost -ett framgångsrikt matchningsevent
  • Seminarium – integration genom egenförsörjning
  • Utbildningsanordnare och arbetsgivare på plats
  • Värdegrundsdag med gränslösa möten
  • Starta Eget info tips om nyföretagande
  • Paneldebatt med kommunpolitiker
  • Mat från trakten matservering
  • Hybridevent – livestreamat
Var med och bidra som samarbetspartner?

Vi söker partners som vill vara med mer aktivt och forma mötesplatsen. Ni kanske vill arrangera något seminarium eller länka på ett eget nätverk LÄS MER

Dagen är till för att personer med nyfikenhet på jobb och utbildning samt företagande ska få en möjlighet att möta arbetsgivare, tjänstemän och organisationer.

Arrangemanget ska även ses som ett tillfälle att synliggöra de olika arbetssätt och ansvariga personer inom integrationsområdet som finns i vår kommun, organisationer och hos andra aktörer.

Hör gärna av er så tar vi en diskussion.

Anders Björck, grundare och arrangör
info@findag,se
013 – 10 09 10

Folketinget kastar ut fängelsedömda Inger Støjberg

Folketinget kastar ut fängelsedömda Inger Støjberg

Danmarks tidigare migrationsminister Inger Støjberg kastas ut ur parlamentet på grund av sin fängelsedom i riksrätten. När folketingskollegorna i närmare fyra timmar debatterade hennes lämplighet som ledamot försvarades Støjberg främst av Dansk Folkeparti (DF), som vill ha henne som ny partiledare.

Mer om detta på https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/folketinget-kastar-ut-fangelsedomda-inger-st-jberg