Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Brexit

  • Spain wants to station its gendarmerie in Gibraltar

    Spain wants to station its gendarmerie in Gibraltar

    Frontex should actually control the new EU external borders at the Rock of Gibraltar. According to an EU paper, however, the Guardia Civil will take over border tasks there for the first time. In addition to maritime surveillance, this concerns…

  • Brexit agreement: Close EU police cooperation with the UK continues

    Brexit agreement: Close EU police cooperation with the UK continues

    British authorities retain access to the EU-wide exchange of PNR data and are allowed to query biometric records in EU member states. Additional agreements regulate close cooperation with Europol and the rapid extradition of wanted persons. However, the UK must…

  • Classified documents: Great Britain has been massively violating Schengen rules for years

    Classified documents: Great Britain has been massively violating Schengen rules for years

    Because of serious breaches, British participation in Europe’s SIS II should have been terminated long ago. With two years delay, the Commission now made proposals to remedy the shortcomings. This fuels the suspicion that the country should continue to participate…

  • Again strong increase for secret searches in Europe’s largest police database

    Again strong increase for secret searches in Europe’s largest police database

    The Schengen Information System allows alerts to be issued for “discreet checks”; the persons concerned should not be informed of this if possible. The number of these Article 36 searches has been increasing significantly for years. French and British police…

  • Arms companies benefit from migration in the English Channel

    Arms companies benefit from migration in the English Channel

    The market for border surveillance is booming. Two German companies are among the winners of the European policy sealing off their “blue borders”. The manufacturers of drones, radar systems and video surveillance can also be pleased. Border authorities in France…

  • The United Kingdom will have to withdraw from Europol by next spring

    The United Kingdom will have to withdraw from Europol by next spring

    The Treaty of Amsterdam gives the United Kingdom the right to decide on its involvement in EU legislation in the area of justice and home affairs on a case-by-case basis (opt-in/opt-out). Alongside police and judicial cooperation on criminal matters, this…