Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: UNHCR

  • Pullbacks with escort: Cyprus wants to station a ship for migration defence in Beirut

    Pullbacks with escort: Cyprus wants to station a ship for migration defence in Beirut

    Cyprus wants to donate ships and boats to Lebanon to carry out joint sea patrols against migration. The EU island state could also pay the salaries of Lebanese soldiers for this purpose. Cyprus wants to provide Lebanon with a total…

  • Fewer boat crossings, visit to Frontex: EU and Tunisia implement migration pact

    Fewer boat crossings, visit to Frontex: EU and Tunisia implement migration pact

    Despite an alleged repayment of funds for migration defence, Tunisia is cooperating with the EU. Fewer refugees are also arriving across the Mediterranean – a decrease by a factor of seven. In June, the EU Commission signed an agreement on…

  • “Protection you can afford”: Successful passage from Libya is question of money

    “Protection you can afford”: Successful passage from Libya is question of money

    A presentation by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees gives important figures on people fleeing across the Mediterranean. Accordingly, the Libyan coast guard intercepts mainly people from Mali, the average failure rate for crossings is 33 percent. The UN document…

  • Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Sea rescue: Italy is breaking international law

    Captains of private sea rescue ships are supposed to question rescued persons about their wish for asylum and ignore further emergencies. The United Nations and a new Bundestag report criticise these new Italian rules. The Italian government coalition under the…

  • Corona and the situation of refugees in Germany

    Corona and the situation of refugees in Germany

    Restrictions on movement and contact, border closures, travel bans – the Covid 19 pandemic also means considerable limitations on civil liberties and fundamental rights in Germany. Many measures, however, particularly affect refugees. On 16 March the European Union closed its…

  • NATO establishes biometric database, US military has it already

    NATO establishes biometric database, US military has it already

    The U.S. Department of Defense stores biometric data on more than seven million people, mostly from war zones. Refugee organizations also collect millions of facial images, irises and fingerprints of people seeking protection. They may also find their way to…