Security Architectures in the EU

  • German federal state to train hundreds of police drone pilots

    German federal state to train hundreds of police drone pilots

    North Rhine-Westphalia is a nationwide pioneer in aerial surveillance The police in North Rhine-Westphalia want to qualify hundreds more officers as drone pilots. In January, the State Office for Training, Further Education and Personnel Affairs is advertising two more positions for full-time trainers for this purpose. Currently, there are about 200 police „remote pilots“ for […]

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  • „I can’t breathe!“, a man who picked up his father at German police had to shout

    „I can’t breathe!“, a man who picked up his father at German police had to shout

    Officers in southern Hesse overwrite incriminating video after police violence Police in the German city Idstein, Hesse, have overwritten footage from a camera showing a arbitrary act of violence. 38-year-old Liam Conway wanted to pick up his 75-year-old father, who had appeared at the police station in the Rheingau-Taunus district because of a traffic accident. […]

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  • Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Captains of private sea rescue ships are supposed to question rescued persons about their wish for asylum and ignore further emergencies. The United Nations and a new Bundestag report criticise these new Italian rules. The Italian government coalition under the right-wing extremist Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has tightened the requirements for private sea rescuers. Their […]

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  • German Armed Forces expand presence in Niger

    German Armed Forces expand presence in Niger

    After failure of EU missions in Mali, troops move to its neighbouring country The Bundeswehr will soon be sending more military to Niger. At least a double-digit number of soldiers will participate in the upcoming EU mission EUMPM Niger, the German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht (Social Democratic Party) announced last week on the occasion of […]

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  • German Interior Ministers against criticism of Israel

    German Interior Ministers against criticism of Israel

    The federal states have adopted some new measures on the „Middle East conflict“ Interior ministers and senators of the 16 German Länder want to strengthen their cooperation against „Israel-related anti-Semitism“. Among other things, they have decided to „convey a realistic image of Israel“ in schools. The responsible agencies are to develop „assistance“ for teaching staff […]

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  • Legal action against Commissioner Computer

    Legal action against Commissioner Computer

    German Constitutional Court hears case on automated data analysis by the police Is a company allowed to use technical tools on behalf of the police to create a profile of people and determine their supposed dangerousness? Is this a „data mining“ and is it also in line with fundamental rights to prevent dangers? On Tuesday, […]

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