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Austria: the word changes, but it is a wall

APR 19 2016 by SIMN

Austria has launched the construction of a barrier at the Brenner Pass to stop any and extraordinary flow of migrants from Italy. The European Commission, through the words of its spokesman Natasha Bertaud, expresses concern about the materialization of such a plan, that hinders the principle of free movement, a fundamental principle of the EU, while the Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, also under the pressure of the upcoming elections, confirms that “the management of the border at the Brenner and new legislation on asylum are not desirable, but are necessary and right”.

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Holy See Mission Hosting Major Event Against Human Trafficking at UN Headquarter on April 7, 2016

APR 07 2016 by SIMN

The President of the UN General Assembly of the United Nations of the General Assembly, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Independent UK Anti–Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland and Academy–Award Winning Actress Mira Sorvino will be the keynote speakers at a major conference being sponsored by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations on April 7.

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