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22 December 2011: Court of Justice of the European Union press release following the ruling in Joined Cases C-411/10 and C-493/10 on the transfer of asylum seekers to EU Member States
20 December 2011: Questions asked in the Commons on the situation of foreign criminals awaiting deportation from the UK.
15 December 2011: SETimes reports that the EU may be in a "great hurry" to temporarily suspend the visa-free regime to Western Balkan states
13 December 2011: Third country migrants working legally within the EU will enjoy common rights under a new "single permit" law passed by the European Parliament
9 December 2011: Appeal fee charges for some asylum and immigration appeals to begin on 19 December 2011
8 December 2011: Too often, national governments circumvent or simply ignore their responsibilities to refugees writes MSF's Christopher Stokes
6 December 2011: Biometric Residence Permits to be checkable online and to be issued to more foreign nationals, including refugees and those granted permission to settle in the UK
6 December 2011: MPs call on ministers to attempt to change the UK-US extradition treaty and the European arrest warrant
2 December 2011: Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke announces a decision to postpone reforms to legal aid by six months
24 November 2011: Council of the European Union approves amendments to the asylum qualification directive
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