Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: European Union

  • 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 The European Union has withdrawn ships from the…

  • New EU control system: Waiting times at German borders to triple

    New EU control system: Waiting times at German borders to triple

    In six months’ time, travellers from third countries will have their passports, fingerprints and facial images checked automatically. Because of the time-consuming procedure, the German Federal Police is hoping for the timely delivery of self-service machines and is considering a…

  • Military and secret services: EU gears up for cyber attacks

    Military and secret services: EU gears up for cyber attacks

    The German Armed Forces are leading an EU project to coordinate “hackbacks”. Information gathering will be taken over by “cyber intelligence services”. The European Union is to strengthen its cyber defence capabilities, including the development of “active defence capabilities”. These…

  • 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…

  • LeaveNoOneBehind project: An app for the right to asylum

    LeaveNoOneBehind project: An app for the right to asylum

    The project “Claim Asylum EU” aims to help people seeking protection in the European Union. This is necessary because the border authorities at the EU’s external borders are breaking international law on a massive scale. In the 1951 Geneva Convention…

  • Connecting Europol and Interpol: EU provides more surveillance in Libya

    Connecting Europol and Interpol: EU provides more surveillance in Libya

    The EU mission EUBAM, which was actually set up to support border management, is building up a counter-terrorism “analysis unit”. This includes equipping it with analytical software. The European Union wants to support the government in Libya in building up…