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Why Europe Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Inequality

A new report sheds light on the driving forces behind the rising wealth gap. Left unaddressed, the divide won’t just affect those at the bottom; it will mean a more fractious and unstable future for all.

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EU Plan on Migration Will Only Give North Africans More Reason to Flee

Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.

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How a Holocaust Commemoration Can Be a Starting Point for Today’s Roma Advocacy

When a critical mass of Roma citizens learn their history, they can forge their own sense of identity—and use it to inform their activism.

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How One Man Made Greece a More Welcoming Place for Refugees  

When Vasilis Tsartsanis noticed Syrian refugees arriving in his town, he decided to help them, an act of kindness that would change their lives—and his own.

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Democratic Deadlock and Security Concerns in DR Congo: Where to Now for the European Union

Institutional and civil society actors will discuss the role of the European Union to support a credible democratic process and help prevent an escalation of violence and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union

The real crisis around migration is in Europe’s poor response to irregular migrants and asylum seekers, including the EU’s ability to keep people safe and secure.