Schlagwort: Mare Liberum
EU states against civilian rescue: Ships should meet higher standards
The German Federal Minister of Transport wants to tighten the Ship Safety Ordinance and thus put obstacles in the way of sea rescuers. Behind this is a master plan by an EU group in which three German ministries participate Together with the EU Commission and Frontex, the EU member states want to tighten the chains […]
EU drones for people in distress: Dropping life rafts for pullbacks?
For the first time, drones are flying on behalf of an EU agency with rescue equipment on board. On the high seas, the actually useful technology could encourage illegal refoulements to countries like Libya. Perhaps the new function will only be used for minor maritime emergencies in European waters. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) […]
Sea rescue in the Aegean: Greek secret service persecutes human rights observers
The government in Athens is targeting organisations and individuals who observe and document human rights violations. An „information management“ agency set up with EU funding is involved in the investigation. Once again, Greek authorities are striking a blow against European human rights organisations. A total of ten people from different countries are alleged to have […]