Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: European Council

  • Terrorism, crime, migration: Nine EU agencies active because of Ukraine war

    Terrorism, crime, migration: Nine EU agencies active because of Ukraine war

    Most of the action is being taken by Europol and Frontex, which together have deployed around 280 staff to the region. Eurojust collects evidence against war crimes. The agency for the operation of large databases, on the other hand, plays…

  • Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Several defence ministries are participating in a project on “dual-use” reconnaissance drones. Only the Spanish army reveals that they can also be armed for military use. EU member states want to develop drones with “autonomous behaviours” that can be used…

  • European Commission wants to facilitate access to servers in third states

    European Commission wants to facilitate access to servers in third states

    Police and judicial authorities are to have easier access to cloud data in the USA. To this end, a decree of the US government will also apply in the EU member states. As part of the “Budapest Convention”, US authorities…

  • US companies also affected: EU to discuss direct access to all telecommunications

    US companies also affected: EU to discuss direct access to all telecommunications

    A planned EU regulation on police investigations into cloud data should now include direct access and real-time interception. This would include user,  traffic and content data. All companies offering “interpersonal communication services” in the European Union would be concerned. The…

  • Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

    Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

    Heiner Busch and Matthias Monroy. Translation by Viktoria Langer The topic of counter-terrorism in Europe remains closely linked to the development and expansion of police (and secret service) databases. This was the case in the 1970s, after 11 September 2001…