US News News in drawing: Europe and its new "pact for migration"
United Kingdom: Keir Starmer closes the Labor Congress with an uncompromising speech
© Stefan Rousseau / Pool via REUTERS Labor leader Keir Starmer, during his speech during the party's virtual congress, in Doncaster, on 22 September 2020. This unprecedented Labor congress, essentially virtual, has had its impact reduced by the conditions imposed by the health crisis. In closing on Tuesday, Keir Starmer wanted to motivate his troops after their worst defeat since the 1930s last December and harshly criticized the incompetence of Boris Johnson's government.
This week, Cartooning for Peace illustrates the "European Pact on Migration and Asylum", unveiled on September 23 by the President of the European Commission, Ursula Van der Leyen. Forgotten about the mandatory quotas for the distribution of refugees decided after the 2015 crisis, this new pact proposes a "solidarity mechanism" between the 27 which emphasizes the return of irregular migrants.
On September 9, the fire in theon the Greek island of Lesbos, where more than 20,000 migrants were crowded in inhuman conditions, made Europe face up to its responsibilities. Faced with the in the , Europe is trying to find a satisfactory solution for all EU Member States, including the countries of Central Europe, resistant to the reception of migrants.
top European bankers from JPMorgan Chase expect M&A to increase
(Bloomberg) - European companies are looking for takeover targets despite the continued smoldering corona pandemic. With the signs of economic recovery and lively stock markets, M&A deals are increasingly being discussed again, as the two top investment bankers from JPMorgan Chase & Co. report for Europe. “Companies in various sectors do not shy away from large transactions and use this time to make deals that they have been looking at for a long time,” said Dorothee Blessing in an interview.
On September 23, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a new "migration pact" which imposes "compulsory solidarity", in particular through the accelerated processing of asylum requests in order to relieve the countries reception (mainly Greece and Italy).
But this measure carries with it the risk of an equally accelerated return of asylum seekers to their countries of origin, in the event of refusal. And EU countries that do not want to take asylum seekers will have to participate in the return of rejected applicants from the European country where they arrived to their state of origin.
Filipino cartoonist and columnist, who contributes cartoons for Assortedge, an emerging online media organization in the Philippines, illustrates the deadlock that awaits asylum seekers when they show up at the gates of Europe. He recently became one of the new members of the , an international platform for press cartoons.
Germany. A far-right AfD spokesperson speaks of "slaughtering" or "gassing" migrants .
© Odd ANDERSEN / AFP Christian Lüth, in March 2017 in Berlin. Spokesman for Germany’s far-right AfD said in a meeting with a journalist that migrants could be “shot” or “gassed,” Die Zeit reported on Monday (September 28th). A documentary filmed on a hidden camera will broadcast these remarks in the evening. Migrants can be shot or gassed.