Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Sweden

  • „Partial unavailability“: Largest EU police database repeatedly down

    „Partial unavailability“: Largest EU police database repeatedly down

    Since the Schengen Information System has been run by an EU agency, it has failed completely on at least 34 occasions. The latest incidents are only now being made public. The Schengen Information System (SIS II), launched in 1995, is the largest European information system. As a police database, it forms the digital backbone of […]

  • European Court of Justice: Controls at the Schengen borders may not be extended arbitrarily

    European Court of Justice: Controls at the Schengen borders may not be extended arbitrarily

    Some EU members still control their internal borders excessively. However, exceeding the time limit of six months is incompatible with the Schengen Borders Code. Governments and the EU Commission must now react. The lifting of internal border controls is often praised as the greatest achievement of the European Union. However, especially for migration control, many […]

  • Unmanned surveillance for Fortress Europe

    Unmanned surveillance for Fortress Europe

    The agencies EMSA and Frontex have spent more than €300 million on drone services since 2016. The Mediterranean in particular is becoming a testing track for further projects. According to the study „Eurodrones Inc.“ presented by Ben Hayes, Chris Jones and Eric Töpfer for Statewatch seven years ago, the European Commission had already spent over […]

  • German Navy buys unmanned helicopters

    German Navy buys unmanned helicopters

    The Defence Ministry is equipping five corvettes with helicopter drones. This could bring a procurement process that has been going on for 13 years to an end. Last week, the German Bundestag passed a bill for the „Eurodrone“, a far-reaching drone project. Under the leadership of Airbus, defence companies from Germany, France and Italy are […]