Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Bundestag

  • German government dupes parliament: Cooperations with foreign secret services remain secret

    German government dupes parliament: Cooperations with foreign secret services remain secret

    The compliance with the parliamentary interest in information is a cornerstone of democracy. On secret services, however, this is too much effort for the German government. The current federal government in Germany wants to continue to inform parliament only to…

  • German Armed Forces with big fire problem

    German Armed Forces with big fire problem

    Five fires a day on training grounds The fire problem on Bundeswehr training grounds is far more extensive than previously known. The German Ministry of Defence counted a total of 1994 fires last year, which broke out as a result…

  • Police violence in Germany: Misuse of “Wiretapping Paragraph”

    Police violence in Germany: Misuse of “Wiretapping Paragraph”

    The ban on filming police operations is an international exception The practice of the German police to prohibit recordings of police operations with reference to the Penal Code is rather exceptional in international comparison. This is the conclusion of a…

  • Use of Spanish spyware in Germany illegal, Bundestag report says

    Use of Spanish spyware in Germany illegal, Bundestag report says

    Spain’s secret service is probably also spying abroad with “Pegasus”. Attacks may have been made in Germany on the former regional president of Catalonia and his Chilean-German lawyer. On 25 March 2018, former regional president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont was…

  • More or less Frontex? Its FRO wants reinforced presence in EU problem states

    More or less Frontex? Its FRO wants reinforced presence in EU problem states

    Because of human rights violations, non-governmental organisations are demanding the withdrawal of Frontex from Greece. Their Fundamental Rights Officer, on the other hand, wants to increase the number of EU border guards deployed in the event of violations. Frontex should…

  • Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Captains of private sea rescue ships are supposed to question rescued persons about their wish for asylum and ignore further emergencies. The United Nations and a new Bundestag report criticise these new Italian rules. The Italian government coalition under the…