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An EU report shows that health care to illegal immigrants generates savings(Source: Acta Sanitaria)

The European Union has recently released the document 'Cost of health exclusion. The case of the illegal immigrants', report of its Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), demonstrating its Member States to give health care to this group of people "can generate savings”.

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MEET project 4th Newsletter

Κυκλοφόρησε το 4ο τεύχος του ενημερωτικού δελτίου MEET. Σε αυτή την έκδοση, θα βρείτε πληροφορίες σχετικά με την εξέλιξη του έργου, ενημερώσεις σχετικά με τη διακρατική συνάντηση του έργου στη Ρώμη, τα κύρια αποτελέσματα των δραστηριοτήτων του έργου, ενδιαφέρουσες συνδέσεις, προηγούμενες ημερίδες και εκδηλώσεις και ειδήσεις σχετικά με το τελικό συνέδριο του ΜΕΕΤ στη Ρώμη ...

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UN refugee agency chief urges Europe to formulate collective response to migrant crisis (Source: United Nations)

With the number of migrants fleeing to Europe the violence in their countries of origin continuing to increase, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, today urged the European Union to speed up the formulation of an adequate collective response to this unprecedented crisis.


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Insufficient response of Spain to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva

In January, Ignacio Ybáñez, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Spanish Government stated their commitment to accept the recommendations, once they studied the recommendations carefully.

During the Universal Periodic Review, seven countries expressly asked Spain to take various measures in health to provide and guaranteed access to universal health care to all citizens without any discrimination, regardless of their administrative status.

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The Medical Association of Cadiz requests that the right to health protection of refugees must be guaranteed (Source: La Vanguardia)

The Medical Association of Cadiz claims that the right to health protection of refugees should be effectively guarantees recalling that Law 12/2009, that regulate the right to asylum in Spain, in its Article 18 recognises the right to healthcare and the Royal Decree 1192/2012 in their fourth and fifth provisions establishes that health and medical care will be provided to applicants for international protection.

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Aragon, Valencia, Islas Baleares and Cantabria return health to immigrants (Source: El País)

The change of government in some autonomies after the May elections has led to several thousand people in Spain, have access to free health care again. By Royal Decree 16/2012, the national executive left out of health care system to about 870,000 people, mostly illegal immigrants. Now, Valencia, Baleares, Cantabria and Aragon have amended their legislation to include in their health systems to those that were left out in 2012.


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Strategic Partnership in Adult Migrant Education: Perspectives from Mediterranean and Baltic Sea Regions (MEDBALT)

Migration has been increasing dramatically over the last decades. People usually are forced to migrate hoping to find a better quality of life or opportunities. The issue though is whether the host country has an effective migration policy for integration that addresses to their needs.

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Changes in government and far-right emergence: hard times for integration policies

According to the new Integration Policies: Who Benefits? (MIPEX 2015), a project led by the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG), and CARDET is a partner, several countries have lost positions due to restrictions and cuts: Greece on citizenship and voting rights, and the Netherlands and the ...

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