Migration Control

Statewatch contributed background research to Taz newspaper's project Migration Control. The project looked at EU funding and policies in Africa aimed at controlling or stopping migration and resulted in five key arguments:

  • Money flows to where the migration numbers can be quickly reduced
  • The EU relies on African dictators to stop migration
  • Poor countries are benefiting more from migration as they do from aid
  • Winners of migration control are Europe's leading arms companies
  • Africans as a whole are losing – not just refugees and migrants

The project can be viewed on the Taz website.

As a result of the research, Statewatch also published a detailed analysis of the agreements between Frontex, the EU's border agency and non-EU states.


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