Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Coast Guard

  • 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 withdraw from Greece, demanded a coalition of seven non-governmental organisations operating on the island of […]

  • EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    EU aerial surveillance for Libya makes Tripoli coastguard doing the „dirty work“

    The European border agency observes boats with refugees from the air and lets them be brought back to North Africa. A new report by human rights organisations criticises this as „Airborne Complicity“. The European Union has withdrawn ships from the central Mediterranean and is investing in aerial surveillance instead. Refugees who find themselves in distress […]

  • Secret border surveillance: Italy drastically restricts freedom of information

    Secret border surveillance: Italy drastically restricts freedom of information

    Italian media no longer receive information about their country’s cooperation with the Libyan coast guard. Whether many millions of euros for equipment have been wasted there can now hardly be clarified. It also makes the EU border agency Frontex more opaque. The Italian government has drastically restricted the right of access to administrative documents. In […]

  • EU agency awaits requests for new maritime rescue drone

    EU agency awaits requests for new maritime rescue drone

    The Maritime Safety Agency EMSA has signed a four-year contract for new drone flights. But operational locations are still unclear because required flight permits and approvals are causing problems. The European Union’s seas are increasingly becoming testing tracks for drone surveillance. The border agency Frontex has been monitoring the Libyan sea rescue zone for a […]