Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Italy

  • Sea-Watch flies again: Flight bans by Libya contrary to international law

    Sea-Watch flies again: Flight bans by Libya contrary to international law

    After a ten-month break, the „Seabird 2“ is back over the central Mediterranean. With this aircraft, the pilots detect sea emergencies and notify nearby ships for rescue. The sea rescue organisation Sea-Watch has resumed its aerial reconnaissance over the central Mediterranean. „Our crew left early in the morning for a flight that hadn’t happened like […]

  • Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Captains of private sea rescue ships are supposed to question rescued persons about their wish for asylum and ignore further emergencies. The United Nations and a new Bundestag report criticise these new Italian rules. The Italian government coalition under the right-wing extremist Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has tightened the requirements for private sea rescuers. Their […]

  • After years of EU funding: Maritime emergency centre in Libya „not operational“

    After years of EU funding: Maritime emergency centre in Libya „not operational“

    Since 2017, the EU has invested in one project alone at least €57 million to counter migration from Libya. The Brussels backers also are worried about their reputation. Since the so-called „migration crisis“, the European Union has been investing in increased surveillance of Libya’s maritime borders. In 2017, Italy was tasked with installing a maritime […]

  • After EU recommendation: Frontex drone allowed to fly in civilian airspace in Greece

    After EU recommendation: Frontex drone allowed to fly in civilian airspace in Greece

    Two Israeli arms companies are offering their long-range drones in Europe for border surveillance. In addition to the military in Switzerland, the Greek coast guard is also carrying out corresponding missions. For more than a year, the EU border agency Frontex has stationed a large drone at Valletta Airport in Malta to monitor the central […]