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Immigrants earn €300 less than Italian workers

Africans and EU immigrants the highest paid
 
Generally, an immigrant employee in Italy earns €987 per month, almost €300 (22%) less than an Italian employee, a new report by Fondazione Leone Moressa has revealed.
 
Immigrants who work in the northern part of the country earn higher than those who work in the southern part. For instance, an immigrant worker in Friuli Venezia Giulia region earns €1,159 per month compared to €674 earned by one who works in Calabria.

The widest pay gap between Italian and immigrant workers is in the south. While in the north the difference doesn’t exceed €300 per month, in some southern regions such as Basilicata, the difference exceeds €500 per month.
 

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European Asylum Support Office now fully operational

European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, participated in the inaugural ceremony of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valetta, Malta, on 19th June.

The new Office began some of its activities in November 2010, and from 19th June is now fully operational. The EASO was established with the aim of enhancing practical cooperation on asylum matters, and helping Member States fulfil their European and international obligations to give protection to people in need.
 

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May meets remarkable refugees to celebrate World Refugee Day

Home Secretary Theresa May today marked World Refugee Day by meeting and hearing about the remarkable lives of five people given sanctuary in the UK after fleeing war and persecution in their home countries.

To mark the start of Refugee Week, which begins today, the Home Secretary invited the refugees to have tea with her at the Home Office in central London.

"The UK has a proud and enduring tradition of helping those in genuine need of our protection and giving them support to build new lives in this country,” Ms. May said. "It has been a privilege to meet these inspiring individuals and hear about the contribution they make to life in the UK. Refugees like those I have met today have played a vital part in shaping Britain in the last sixty years."
 

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British Red Cross: Look beyond the label for Refugee Week

To celebrate this year’s Refugee Week (June 20th -26th), the British Red Cross is urging people to ‘Look Beyond the Label’ and find out more about the positive contributions refugees are making to life in the UK.

For its ‘Look Beyond the Label’ campaign, the Red Cross is tackling preconceptions head on and exposing the all-too-popular myths surrounding people who come to the UK seeking refuge from persecution.
 

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Enter the 100 Images of Migration Competition

The Migration Museum Project in conjunction with the Guardian newspaper, is running a "100 Images of Migration" competition. The Africa News fully endorses this initiative.

The definition of “migration” is as broad as possible – your picture may be something you or a family member brought to the UK, an image from a migration journey; or it might be something completely public – from border agency buildings to, say, bank notes printed on Huguenot Portal family paper. Your images can be historic or contemporary; the migration they evoke can be voluntary or forced.
 

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