How Frontex uses a trick to circumvent international law

-- 2021: How Frontex uses a trick to circumvent international law
by Matthias Monroy, Article | read more

The EU is not allowed to return refugees to countries where they face persecution. In 2017, the Commission therefore set up a backdoor for refoulement to North Africa. Published text messages now reveal how Frontex is providing aerial reconnaissance for the Libyan coast guard.

Alarmphone Analysis, 1 April – 30 June 2021

-- 2021: Alarmphone Analysis, 1 April – 30 June 2021
by Alarmphone, Website | read more

Content Introduction At least for the international media, the last three months on the routes to Spain were remarkable for the large number of crossings around 18 May. In just a few days more than 10,000 people crossed the border into the enclaves of Ceuta[…]

Arms from Israel to Europe

-- 2021: Arms from Israel to Europe
by Jonathan Hempel, Article | read more

The EU has invested billions in Israeli arms companies to further militarize its border agency Frontex. Building a global antimilitarist movement is essential. Israeli military technologies, central to a system of settler-colonialism, apartheid and occupation, are big players in the international arms industry. “Tried and[…]

Beat Stauffer: Maghreb, Migration und Mittelmeer

-- 2021: Beat Stauffer: Maghreb, Migration und Mittelmeer
by Beat Stauffer, Book | read more

Beat Stauffer, Maghreb, Migration und Mittelmeer. Die Flüchtlingsbewegung als Schicksalsfrage für Europa und Nordafrika, NZZ Libro 2019 Der Journalist Beat Stauffer ist ein hervorragender Kenner des Maghreb, insbesondere Tunesiens und Marokkos. Sein Buch bietet, insbesondere zu den Harraga, den maghrebinischen Boat People, sehr informative Einblicke.[…]

FRONTEX Central Mediterranean

-- 2021: FRONTEX Central Mediterranean
by Sara Creta et al., Article | read more

Europe stands accused of creating a proxy force in the waters off Libya to do what its own member states and agencies cannot do themselves without openly violating international laws: intercept unwanted migrants and return them to Libya. The EU and its border agency Frontex[…]

Italy: Fast Track Deportation of Tunisians

-- 2021: Italy: Fast Track Deportation of Tunisians
by Layli Foroudi and Federica Marsi, Report | read more

Tunisian migrants and asylum seekers being held on boats off the coast of Italy have drowned or attempted suicide. Story of people moving from Tunisia to to Lampeduza, with interviews and fotos. Following a five-fold increase in Tunisian migration in 2020 – which has put[…]

Frontex ist ein Symptom

-- 2021: Frontex ist ein Symptom
by Tobias Müller, Interview | read more

Die EU-Abgeordnete Tineke Strik untersucht mutmassliche Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch die europäische Grenzschutzagentur Frontex. Im Gespräch erklärt sie, wie diese zu einer Polizeimacht fast ohne Aufsicht werden konnte. Der Satiriker Jan Böhmermann machte die engen Verbindungen von Frontex mit der Rüstungsindustrie publik. Leggeri bagatellisiert auch diese. Wenn[…]

Anomalous Investigation in Italy

-- 2021: Anomalous Investigation in Italy
by Annalisa Camilli, Article | read more

Mario Draghi lands in Libya on 6 April in his first official trip as prime minister, while in Italy the case of journalists intercepted in the judicial enquiry into the Iuventa, the ship used by the German NGO Jugend Rettet to rescue migrants in the[…]

The Big Wall

-- 2021: The Big Wall
by Giacomo Zandonini, Remo Romano, Bojan Milinkovic, Website | read more

An ActionAid investigation into how Italy tried to stop migration from Africa, using EU funds, and how much money it spent                     There are satellites, drones, ships, cooperation projects, police posts, repatriation flights, training centers. They[…]

Drohnen für Frontex

-- 2020: Drohnen für Frontex
by Mathias Monroy, Article | read more

Statt sich auf die Rettung von Bootsflüchtlingen im Mittelmeer zu konzentrieren, baut die EU die Luftüberwachung aus. Es ist nicht einfach, in der Europäischen Union beim Thema Migration Mehrheiten für eine Gesetzesinitiative zu bekommen – es sei denn es geht um die Aufrüstung der EU-Außengrenzen.[…]

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