Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Ministry of the Interior

  • Germany: „Knife experts“ of police and media under fire

    Germany: „Knife experts“ of police and media under fire

    Right-wing politicians and the media work with questionable statistics on knives as a means of committing crimes. The Federal Criminal Police Office will not publish valid figures until this year. For more than two years, the right-wing extremist AfD party in the federal and state governments has been trying to prove with parliamentary questions that […]

  • New EU control system: Waiting times at German borders to triple

    New EU control system: Waiting times at German borders to triple

    In six months‘ time, travellers from third countries will have their passports, fingerprints and facial images checked automatically. Because of the time-consuming procedure, the German Federal Police is hoping for the timely delivery of self-service machines and is considering a call for help to Frontex. End of May 2023, the European Union will put a […]

  • Secret German drone defence

    Secret German drone defence

    The Federal Police secures all German commercial airports against unwanted approaches by small copters. Mobile installations are followed by a stationary platform Obstructions caused by small drones at German airports remain at the same level as in previous years. In 2021, 98 incidents were reported to Deutsche Flugsicherung. This is according to the Federal Ministry […]

  • „Thin Blue Line“: German police divided on extremist iconography

    „Thin Blue Line“: German police divided on extremist iconography

    An internal paper of the Bavarian Police problematises a symbol which stands for a conspiratorial community of solidarity. According to the paper, it is widespread in right-wing police circles and could violate the principle of neutrality and lead to disciplinary consequences. Not all police officers see it that way. Earlier this year I reported on […]