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Paul Morris

churches and different models and degrees of the separation of church and state. The Declaration 11 also granted equal recognition to non-confessional organisations, such as humanists, reflecting earlier formulations that insist on understanding religion not as an independent factor but as an alternative to humanism, rationalism and Freemasonry. As part of the EU’s work towards a constitutional treaty, from 2002 there were a series of consultations about the role of the churches and the place of Christianity in the EU, including a particular acrimonious debate over

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Andra Maria Brezniceanu


The unaccompanied or separated minor is, according to the European Union body of legislation regarding asylum and migration, one of the extremely vulnerable categories of persons, and the risk of vulnerability is amplified in the case of the unaccompanied or separated minor - asylum seeker. Ever since the EU pre-accession period Romanian legislation reconciled, according to the European model, the requirements of the rules on migration with humanism provisions in the field of child rights. The images in the media about the migratory flows in recent years have revealed a system that requires imperatively legislative changes, adapting procedures, innovative work tools, including the case of the unaccompanied minor asylum seeker. In this article I intend to analyze the existing legislative framework in Romania, highlighting the positive aspects of the law and those which I believe that should be reconsidered so that the interests of the minor in the asylum procedure to be properly protected.

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Michaela Strapáčová and Vít Hloušek

inclusion of some elements from the “civilizationist” discourse: [S]upport to immigrants need to be fair to Czech citizens, who shall not be put into the worse position than these newcomers. Socioeconomic assistance to refugees must not handicap inhabitants of the Czech Republic, who are in need. […] Immigrants must learn the language and gain awareness and understanding of national identity and European culture, which is based on a spiritual heritage of classic antiquity, Christianity and humanism. Integration programs must be compulsory for everybody who has