A Bosnian Serb politician is refusing to approve the EU-Bosnia status agreement governing Frontex activities in Bosnia.
The construction of a nature reserve in Calais as a way to prevent the return of migrant encampments raises important questions over the political uses of the environment in Europe’s border regime.
The EU is in the process of setting up an 'innovation hub' at Europol in order to look at the development and use of new technologies for internal security. The Counter-Terrorism Coordinator (CTC), who initially proposed the idea, has circulated an enthuastic note to national delegations in Brussels setting out his vision for the unit. Meanwhile, minutes of a meeting between EU and Interpol officials suggest that Frontex operations could provide a "test lab" for new technologies.
Frontex deportation flights are heading from Spain to Mauritania. But many of the people on board are not Mauritanian citizens.
"A summit of EU leaders seeking to fill a €75bn hole in the bloc’s budget left by Brexit dramatically collapsed after Angela Merkel led major contributors in rejecting a proposal that would have left them paying billions more."
Statement from Migreurop on the European Court of Human Rights judgment in the case N.D. and N.T. v Spain.
A report published by The Intercept looks at plans to expand the EU's 'Prüm' network of police databases to include facial recognition technology.
"Secret services in at least one non-EU Western Balkan state are indirectly feeding the EU's police database with alerts on suspected foreign terrorist fighters, according to a confidential document seen by this website."
Unlike a previously-leaked draft, the EU's white paper on artifical intelligence makes no mention of a possible moratorium on facial recognition technology.
Operation Sophia is to be halted and replaced by a new military mission in the Mediterranean that will focus on enforcing the UN arms embargo on Libya.
A report looking at the Hungarian government's undermining of education, science, culture and the media since 2010.
Violence, discrimination and intimidation of Roma people continues across Europe. Governments must be forced to take action.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) has called on EU governments to limit the saving of lives at sea by Operation Sophia. A note sent to the member states' permanent representatives in Brussels says the mission should prioritise the enforcement of a UN arms embargo on Libya, rather than monitoring migrant smuggling activities, and suggests that ships could be placed "at least 100km off the Libyan coast, where chances to conduct rescue operations are lower."
Will the new Commission's 'Pact on Asylum and Migration' support the fundamental rights of migrants and refugees?
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