Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Malta

  • 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 […]

  • 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 The European Union has withdrawn ships from the central Mediterranean and is investing in aerial surveillance instead. Refugees who find themselves in distress […]

  • 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 […]