Katalin Halmay (Brussels);
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Refugee centers serve as prisons, segregated schools, and group accommodation for the disabled: these are just a few examples of the subsidies that are spent in some Member States in silent cooperation with community institutions.
When financial resources from Brussels are used, the human rights of disadvantaged members of society are often grossly violated, something that neither national nor European authorities are willing to address. For this reason, many NGOs are sounding the alarm and demanding that decision-makers take political and legal action – this was revealed in an online discussion held on Wednesday, in which experts from international NGOs and from the Central and Eastern European region participated.
During the exchange of views, representatives of Czech, Bulgarian, Greek and Romanian NGOs complained,
Although community rules prohibit detaining asylum seekers in containers for months or separating Roma children from others, the relevant European authorities often do not check whether a prison housing migrants or a separate kindergarten has been built with the community. supports.
– said one of the participants in the discussion who has worked at the European Commission for a year and a half.
Even if it is rare, it does happen that EU officials intervene: a few years ago, the European Commission withdrew 4.3 million euros in support from the municipality of Nyérégyháza because it used the money it received for urban rehabilitation in such a way that one of the districts was inhabited by Roma, and it moved people from a settlement To another.
As mentioned in The Conversation, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency will publish a report in December on how human rights are enforced when using EU funds. Two experts from the agency weighed in on the recommendations:
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