German travel ban: Using passenger data against international Antifa?
Since the G8 summit in Genoa in 2001, travel bans have been imposed on left-wing activists – but this was first introduced against football fans. Now the German Federal Police prevented the chairman of the VVN-BdA from leaving the country at the airport. Already on 24 February, the Federal Police in Germany had prevented the […]
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 have such barriers can hope for support from Brussels for their technical upgrading and surveillance. […]
Meeting in Washington: EU plans biometric super database
The European Entry/Exit System will go live next spring. It is expected to surpass the world’s largest police biometric database in the US. With the Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems (eu-LISA) and Frontex, two EU agencies are responsible for controls at European external borders. In the area of research and development, […]
Secret aerial surveillance: What does an hour’s flight with a Frontex drone cost?
With a new regulation, the EU border agency has set up its own aerial surveillance with aircraft. With the arrival of drones, migration control with the „Multipurpose Aerial Surveillance“ has become much more effective, but presumably also more expensive. For more than a year, the EU border agency has stationed an Israeli Heron 1 long-range […]