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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.

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Which Steps Towards European Policies Against Anti-Gypsyism?

The Open Society Foundations, the German Federal Foreign Office, and the European Commission host a seminar encouraging policymakers to step up efforts combating prejudice against Roma communities.

Report
Montenegro: Elections Aftermath and the European Commission’s 2016 Country Progress Reports

This report discusses the aftermath of the recently held parliamentary elections in Montenegro, the European Commission’s need to focus on rule of law reforms, and the lack of transparency in the EU accession process.

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How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

When telecom companies launched an assault on net neutrality, a coalition of advocates fought back with an historic response.