Migrations

The migrant pay gap is widening 

Friday 26 February 2021 | Roberta Bertoldi
| OBC Transeuropa

The latest ILO report shows that migrant workers have more precarious contacts and earn 13 percent less on average than domestic workers, for equal work. This gap is widening, and is particularly stark for female migrants.


The uncountable: How Covid-19 affected migrants and refugees’ health 

Friday 15 January 2021 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

With COVID-19 in the spotlight, refugees and undocumented migrants disappeared from public attention. Precisely what swept these communities away from the agenda, however, disproportionately affected them.


Migrants amidst COVID-19: heroes, just for one day 

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
Daniele Ruzza
| VoxEurop

Fresh data released by the Migration Data Portal highlight the positive role migrant workers have played during COVID-19 crisis in Western societies, as well as their exposure to the pandemic.


Prizren - Brilliant Eye/Shutterstock

Kosovo, dreaming of a life abroad 

Friday 11 January 2019 | Majlinda Aliu
| OBC Transeuropa

Although Kosovo is still on the "black list" of Schengen, many of its citizens dream of a future abroad. Among the most qualified professional categories, such as doctors, we can already speak of brain drain.


When Europeans seek asylum  in depth

Wednesday 22 August 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Every year, almost 100,000 Europeans seek asylum in EU countries, and the number of applications continues to grow. Yet this is a phenomenon which remains at the margins of the debate on asylum – and that on EU enlargement.


There’s an urgent need for foreign labour in Croatia 

Friday 18 January 2019 | Francesca Rolandi
| OBC Transeuropa

Fewer births, greater life expectancy, emigration. These are some of the ingredients adding up to local labour shortages - now a major problem in many Eastern European countries.


Go East: home is where joy is  in depth

Wednesday 25 October 2017 | Lidija Pisker
| OBC Transeuropa

More and more professionals from the Western Balkans choose to seek a better life by going east – opting for countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland


How the Greek policy on migration is changing 

Friday 27 December 2019 | Eleni Stamatoukou
| OBC Transeuropa

Greece has a new center-right government since summer 2019. Its approach to migration differs sharply from its predecessor’s, as more controls and constraints are imposed on asylum seekers. The government claims that the system will become more efficient, but some organisations are unconvinced. 


Are migrants trying to get to Europe en masse?

Saturday 09 November 2019 | Xavier Molénat
Céline Mouzon
| Alternatives Economiques

Compared to 2015, the number of asylum applicants in EU countries dropped by half in 2018. Europe is far from being the first refuge for forcibly displaced persons: 80% of them are hosted in countries of the Global South.


Immigration: Every man for himself, and borders for all 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Yann Mens
| Alternatives Economiques

Europe facing the refugee crisis.