Schlagwort: Aegean Sea
EU drones for people in distress: Dropping life rafts for pullbacks?
For the first time, drones are flying on behalf of an EU agency with rescue equipment on board. On the high seas, the actually useful technology could encourage illegal refoulements to countries like Libya. Perhaps the new function will only be used for minor maritime emergencies in European waters. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) […]
Sea rescue in the Aegean: Greek secret service persecutes human rights observers
The government in Athens is targeting organisations and individuals who observe and document human rights violations. An „information management“ agency set up with EU funding is involved in the investigation. Once again, Greek authorities are striking a blow against European human rights organisations. A total of ten people from different countries are alleged to have […]
Frontex Aerial Service: Reconnaissance for the so-called Libyan coast guard
The EU Border Agency charters private aircraft to monitor the EU’s external borders. First Italy and Croatia have ordered the flights, now Frontex also flies in the Aegean Sea, above the Black Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The service will soon be supplemented by large drones. Five years ago, Frontex installed a new service for […]