Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: MAS

  • Human rights violations in Malta: Frontex Fundamental Rights Officer criticises own air surveillance

    Human rights violations in Malta: Frontex Fundamental Rights Officer criticises own air surveillance

    An emergency at sea in May this year shows how Maltese authorities lets unseaworthy boats pass unrescued so that refugees are taken on board much later by neighbouring Italy or drown. Frontex’s acting Fundamental Rights Officer has clearer words for this than his predecessor. Since 2017, the Warsaw-based European Union border agency is monitoring the […]

  • Secret aerial surveillance: What does an hour’s flight with a Frontex drone cost?

    Secret aerial surveillance: What does an hour’s flight with a Frontex drone cost?

    With a new regulation, the EU border agency has set up its own aerial surveillance with aircraft. With the arrival of drones, migration control with the „Multipurpose Aerial Surveillance“ has become much more effective, but presumably also more expensive. For more than a year, the EU border agency has stationed an Israeli Heron 1 long-range […]

  • Mediterranean Sea: Frontex claims to have detected 13,000 refugees with drones

    Mediterranean Sea: Frontex claims to have detected 13,000 refugees with drones

    After in Malta, the EU border agency is now stationing a long-range drone on Crete. There is contradictory information on the surveillance technology on board. According to its own figures, Frontex has detected at least 13,000 refugees in 300 cases with the help of long-range drones and reported them to the responsible coast guards. Since […]

  • 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 to purchase its own equipment, and first began leasing its own aircraft. As a „Frontex […]