migrants

2/5ths of EUs’ regular budget given to Greece for immigration is settled for Surveillance, Biometrics and Border Control Procurements

Despite the Internal Security Fund (ISF) will be a key factor in shaping population and border control mechanisms during the next six years throughout the EU, its importance and scope is still very often underestimated by the public as well as organisations directly affected by it. The complete picture of the European Commission’s investment in…

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Closing Europe’s Borders Becomes Big Business

ATHENS/WARSAW, Jan 9 2013 (IPS) (Part 1) – The European Union is implementing a new border management system with tougher migration control the core aim. Major security and weapons companies are already reaping the benefits. Frontex, the EU border agency, has financed major weapons and security equipment producers to present their equipment in demonstrations. European…

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People Pay for Research Against Migrants

ATHENS/WARSAW, Jan 11 2013 (IPS) (Part 2) – Publicly funded research is paying towards security systems that the EU is inviting major multinationals to put together to keep unwanted migrants out. The new EU approach to border security started to be implemented in 2004 with the setting up of the European Security Research Programme (ESRP).…