Posts tagged as Deportation

Remembering the 1949 deportation victims from Latvia and the other Baltic states

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

On March 25 the Baltic countries remember the victims of the  1949 mass deportations , during which over 42,000 Latvian residents (2% of the pre-war population) were deported to labor camps, or gulags, in Siberia. Usually the annual commemorations feature a large flower-laying ceremony with an address from the president of Latvia. Considering the emergency measures put in place due to the Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, this year President Egils Levits opted for…

German Parliament Tightens Deportation Rules, Attempts to Lure Skilled Migrants

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The so-called “Orderly Return Act” was introduced by German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, known for his hardline stance on migration control. The bill has been slammed by opposition parties The Greens and left-wing Die Linke as well as the right-wing Alternative for Germany. With 372 votes for, 159 against and 111 abstentions, the new regulations aiming to make deportations easier were approved by the German Bundestag. The “Orderly Return Act”, designed by the Interior…