Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Bulgaria

  • Meeting in Washington: EU plans biometric super database

    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…

  • Secret aerial surveillance: What does an hour’s flight with a Frontex drone cost?

    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…

  • New control system: Frontex ends pilot project on facial recognition at EU borders

    New control system: Frontex ends pilot project on facial recognition at EU borders

    Until now, only asylum seekers and visa applicants had to hand over their biometric data before entering the EU. With an Entry/Exit System, this will be extended to all other travellers from third countries. Border controls will be significantly delayed…

  • Sea rescue in the Aegean: Greek secret service persecutes human rights observers

    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…

  • EU drones: Permanent permit for maritime surveillance

    EU drones: Permanent permit for maritime surveillance

    This year, the EU is again conducting drone flights for many Member States. Due to many unfulfilled requests, unmanned capabilities are now being expanded. Two drones from Austria and Portugal have become established for coastguard missions. One of the manufacturers…

  • Libya and Russia: NATO spy drones fly first missions

    Libya and Russia: NATO spy drones fly first missions

    Western military forces have stationed seven GLOBAL HAWK on Sicily. Unlike US Air Force drones, NATO switches off their transponders during missions A drone stationed in Sicily as part of NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme has completed its first…