Privileged third country: EU security cooperation with Great Britain after Brexit
British authorities continue to participate in many EU instruments in the area of justice and home affairs, and cooperation in some cases even goes further than with the Schengen states Norway, Iceland or Switzerland. The exit from Europol and the Schengen Information System could strengthen the secret services. With its withdrawal from the European Union, […]
EU police forces plan new information system
European police authorities have numerous applications for communication and information exchange. Member States are now developing another platform for large-scale police operations and terrorist attacks. The European domestic secret services have a similar system. Several European police authorities are developing a new system for the exchange of information in real time. Under the name „Quick […]
Police in Austria use facial recognition for demonstrations
The comparison of police photographs in Austria and Germany was provided by the Cognitech company from Dresden. In both countries the technology was used in investigations after political assemblies. In future, the EU wants to make facial image searches possible in all member states. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Austria also uses its […]
Europol Regulation: Towards a „European FBI“?
The police agency of the European Union is to be given more operational powers. A proposal to this effect from the Commission is expected in December, and the German Council Presidency wants to support the initiative with a conference in Berlin. Normally, the European Union should not create structures that compete with the member states. […]