Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: EUROSUR

  • Frontex expands aerial surveillance: More deployments of planes, drones and surveillance satellites

    Frontex expands aerial surveillance: More deployments of planes, drones and surveillance satellites

    The EU border agency is increasingly passing on the coordinates of refugee boats to neighbouring countries in the Mediterranean. This also includes the Coast Guard in Libya. A whistleblower now reports on these incidents. Frontex is monitoring the Mediterranean and…

  • Fewer boat crossings, visit to Frontex: EU and Tunisia implement migration pact

    Fewer boat crossings, visit to Frontex: EU and Tunisia implement migration pact

    Despite an alleged repayment of funds for migration defence, Tunisia is cooperating with the EU. Fewer refugees are also arriving across the Mediterranean – a decrease by a factor of seven. In June, the EU Commission signed an agreement on…

  • German Armed Forces expand presence in Niger

    German Armed Forces expand presence in Niger

    After failure of EU missions in Mali, troops move to its neighbouring country The Bundeswehr will soon be sending more military to Niger. At least a double-digit number of soldiers will participate in the upcoming EU mission EUMPM Niger, the…

  • Border surveillance: Frontex installs cameras in the stratosphere

    Border surveillance: Frontex installs cameras in the stratosphere

    With high-altitude platforms, the EU border agency aims to close the gap between its planes, drones and satellites. Frontex could in future have high-flying platforms deployed for surveillance from the stratosphere. In this way, the European Border Agency wants to…

  • Artificial intelligence for border surveillance: Greece tests autonomous drone swarms

    Artificial intelligence for border surveillance: Greece tests autonomous drone swarms

    Despite repeatedly documented human rights abuses, the EU is funding new technology to monitor its external border with Turkey. No European state is as suspected as Greece of violating human rights and international law in its control of the EU’s…

  • 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…