Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: EUROSUR

  • Status agreement with Senegal: Frontex might operate in Africa for the first time

    Status agreement with Senegal: Frontex might operate in Africa for the first time

    The border agency in Warsaw could deploy drones, vessels and personnel. It would be the first mission in a country that does not directly border the EU. Mauretania might be next. As a “priority third state” in West Africa, Senegal…

  • Frontex has air superiority

    Frontex has air superiority

    With its aerial surveillance, from space and soon possibly from the stratosphere, the EU border agency is becoming a quasi-secret service Twice in the past six years, the EU has drastically expanded Frontex’s powers. In 2016, the agency was allowed…

  • Space-Eye: Satellite surveillance from underneath

    Space-Eye: Satellite surveillance from underneath

    High-resolution images from earth observation could help with non-governmental sea rescues in the Mediterranean. However, these have to be purchased from commercial providers, because openly accessible images from EU satellites are of low quality. An initiative now wants to enrich…

  • EU development aid: Italy is gifting more surveillance technology to the Libyan coastguard

    EU development aid: Italy is gifting more surveillance technology to the Libyan coastguard

    With a mobile maritime monitoring centre, EU member states hope to improve the migration deterrence of authorities in Libya. The delivery with an Italian warship is also a signal to Turkey. Libya has received new technology for monitoring the Mediterranean…

  • Frontex pays another €84 million for aerial surveillance

    Frontex pays another €84 million for aerial surveillance

    The border agency spends one-sixth of its budget on flights at the EU’s external borders. With the service, the Frontex director makes himself independent of the governments of the member states. A contract for helicopter operations does not materialise for…

  • Frontex closes surveillance gaps in the air and in space

    Frontex closes surveillance gaps in the air and in space

    High-flying drones are to reconnoitre the EU’s external borders from the stratosphere, a static zeppelin is already observing close to the ground. With interception systems in space, the EU border agency wants to locate and possibly tap satellite telephones in…