Schlagwort: Multipurpose Aerial Surveillance
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 […]
Frontex aircraft: Below the radar against international law
For three years, Frontex has been chartering small aircraft for the surveillance of the EU’s external borders. First Italy was thus supported, then Croatia followed. Frontex keeps the planes details secret, and the companies also switch off the transponders for position display during operations. The European Commission does not want to make public which private […]
New Frontex Regulation: Fortress Europe to be upgraded
The European Union is setting up a „Standing Corps“ of 10,000 border guards, most of whom will be provided by the German Federal Police. The new President of the Commission wants the unit to be complete by 2024. Frontex will also be given more powers and change its organisational structure. With a „Standing Corps“ of […]
Does Frontex arrange illegal push backs?
The EU Border Agency’s air surveillance could have triggered unlawful deportations at external borders. Such operations took place off Libya and Bosnia-Herzegovina. For two years now, the Frontex Border Agency has been offering EU Member States the possibility of airborne monitoring of their external borders. The flights of this „Multipurpose Aerial Surveillance“ (MAS) are part […]