Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: EUNAVFOR MED

  • Frontex: Migration control from space

    Frontex: Migration control from space

    In EUROSUR, EU member states use various satellite services for maritime surveillance. Frontex and the Maritime Security Agency conclude cooperation agreements with the “Copernicus” programme for this purpose. All the information Frontex collects at the EU’s external borders is fed…

  • Border drones (Part 1): Unmanned surveillance of the EU’s external borders by Frontex

    Border drones (Part 1): Unmanned surveillance of the EU’s external borders by Frontex

    Since 2009, the EU Border Agency Frontex has been hosting training events on drones and inviting manufacturers to regular demonstrations. There, border police from Schengen member states were presented market-available unmanned systems for the surveillance of land and maritime borders.…

  • Shipowners are not allowed to bring refugees back to Libya

    Shipowners are not allowed to bring refugees back to Libya

    The disembarkation of rescued refugees in Libya is punishable under German law, including for merchant ships. This is documented by a Bundestag assessment. However, the Foreign Office and the public prosecutors are not interested in pursuing captains and shipowners The…

  • EU pays for surveillance in Gulf of Tunis

    EU pays for surveillance in Gulf of Tunis

    A new monitoring system for Tunisian coasts should counter irregular migration across the Mediterranean. The German Ministry of the Interior is also active in the country. A similar project in Libya has now been completed. Human rights organisations see it…

  • Frontex Aerial Service: Reconnaissance for the so-called Libyan coast guard

    Frontex Aerial Service: Reconnaissance for the so-called Libyan coast guard

    The EU Border Agency charters private aircraft to monitor the EU’s external borders. First Italy and Croatia have ordered the flights, now Frontex also flies in the Aegean Sea, above the Black Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The service will…

  • Drones for Frontex: Unmanned migration control at Europe’s borders

    Drones for Frontex: Unmanned migration control at Europe’s borders

    Instead of providing sea rescue capabilities in the Mediterranean, the EU is expanding air surveillance. Refugees are observed with drones developed for the military. In addition to numerous EU states, countries such as Libya could also use the information obtained.…