Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Brussels

  • Fortress Europe: EU wants more border surveillance technology

    Fortress Europe: EU wants more border surveillance technology

    Activists warn of increase in illegal deportations and police violence The EU Commission still maintains that it does not want to finance fences at the Union’s external borders – at least not directly. However, the 12 member states that already…

  • „AI Act“: Germany in favour of facial recognition, against lie detectors

    „AI Act“: Germany in favour of facial recognition, against lie detectors

    In Brussels, governments and parliament discuss a law on artificial intelligence The German government is committed to improving facial recognition procedures throughout the EU with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Such systems should admittedly not be able to be…

  • Access to biometric data: Five states concede to U.S. government demand, MEPs speak of ‘blackmail’

    Access to biometric data: Five states concede to U.S. government demand, MEPs speak of ‘blackmail’

    Visa-free entry to the United States will be tied to a new requirement. Officials there want to be allowed to conduct automated searches for fingerprints and facial images in national databases of EU states. In Brussels, questions now abound about…

  • New Schengen Council: Frontex as “spearhead” of new border policy

    New Schengen Council: Frontex as “spearhead” of new border policy

    With a new steering group, the French EU Presidency wants to monitor the coordinates of asylum and migration policy in Europe. The basis is a new measuring instrument for “migratory pressure”. EU interior ministers have followed the suggestion of French…

  • Strategic Compass: EU to get new secret service centre

    Strategic Compass: EU to get new secret service centre

    The two EU secret service situation centres could soon be merged into a single institution. Their surveillance capacities are currently being expanded. Operational competences are also under discussion. The European Commission wants to take the cooperation of intelligence services within…

  • European police networking in the twilight

    European police networking in the twilight

    The Police Working Group on Terrorism (PWGT) consists of the political departments of police authorities in all Schengen states. The informal group was established in 1979 as a response to left-wing armed movements. After their disappearance, the purpose of the…