are you in the line?
We never expected so many people here. Brussels is our last stop and we thought that "this must be the place", since the beginning of the project's conception.
On one hand, because just in Belgium there has been the first sentence by the European Court about the violation of Geneva Convention for a ricorrent asylum seeker: a legal precedent that let others follow. Besides the European Court of Human Rights held that there has been an ulterior violation of Geneva Convention (art.3) either in Belgium either in Greece - also like in other countries - with regards to an asylum seeker that entered in Europe via Greece, then applied in Belgium but he was transferred back to Greece and there detaineed in unacceptable conditions.
On the other hand, because here, in Brussels there is Europe which decides, debates and develops Eu directive that member states then adopt. And here we have to bring this discussion to a point. Neverthless the European commission talked about immigration reform, just three days ago during the morning session of parliamentary first meetings, and the Dublin III regulation entered this year with some enhanced changes for the asylum rules; a week ago the European Council delivered a conclusive document whichin the immigration topic is disclosing not so urgent. It's missing the "europeanizing" of the immigration and asylum question.
Do you know what this exhbition making me think about? Someone speaks about economic crisis as the unique paradigma of these years: this is a fake story. If we want to talk about future, we need to losing the constraining meaning of this word: crisis