Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Glock

  • Pistols and ammunition: Frontex chooses weapons manufacturer from Austria

    Pistols and ammunition: Frontex chooses weapons manufacturer from Austria

    With a “Standing Corps”, the European Union has a uniformed and armed police unit for the first time. Whether Frontex is allowed to buy, store and transport weapons at all, however, is controversial. A planned loan agreement with Greece has…

  • Frontex and the use of force

    Frontex and the use of force

    With the “Standing Corps”, the EU has an armed police force for the first time. The use of guns and other means of coercion is to be monitored by a “Committee on the Use of Force”, whose members are selected…

  • Frontex Files: The Military-Border Police Complex

    Frontex Files: The Military-Border Police Complex

    Following Freedom of Information requests, the EU Border Agency has released over one hundred presentations, most of which feature companies promoting their military technologies for securing Europe’s external borders. Deployments to counter migration use drones, satellites, high-resolution cameras and radars,…