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'The Business of Building Walls': New Report Shows Companies Cashing In on Europe's Expanding Anti-Migrant Barriers

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, 8 november 2019 - There are plenty of headlines this week marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday, but new walls in Europe are very much a big business. That's the focus of a new report published Tuesday by the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Dutch campaign against the Arms Trade (Stop Wapenhandel), and Delàs Center. Lees meer »

El lucratiu negoci d’alçar murs a Europa

Violeta Tena, El Temps, 8 november 2019 - Aquest 9 de novembre es compleixen 30 anys de la caiguda del mur de Berlín. D'aleshores ençà, la Unió Europea ha blindat les seues fronteres amb la construcció de murs terrestres i digitals per evitar l'arribada de persones migrants. Un procés de blindatge de què s'han beneficiat grans empreses: Dragados, Ferrovial, Eulen o Acciona, entre altres. [...] Lees meer »

La Europa de los seis muros de Berlín

Sergio Rodrgio/EntreFronteras, Público, 8 november 2019 - El 9 de noviembre de 1989 cayó el Muro de Berlín. Adiós a 30 años de una frontera que dividió la ciudad durante toda la Guerra Fría. La barrera estuvo en pie nada menos que 28 años, dos meses y 27 días. Y aunque su caída simbolizó el fin de una era, hoy en Europa podemos decir que se han construido más de seis Muros de Berlín. [...] Lees meer »

Build resistance not walls

Maren Mantovani, Mondoweiss, 8 november 2019 - November 9th marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Unfortunately there is nothing to celebrate. We have entered a new era of walls with over 70 of them militarizing borders worldwide or annexing occupied land, such as Israel’s illegal wall in the West Bank. The phenomenon of the “politics of walls” is global and Israel plays a major role in it. [...] Lees meer »

New ‘Iron Curtain’: Arms Dealers Profiting From Europe’s Refugee Tragedy

EUbulletin, 7 November 2019 - As Europe is readying to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, EU member states are expected to spend billions of dollars to improve border security and expand border force, a new study has found. The report coauthored by the Transnational Institute, Centre Dels and Dutch campaign group Stop Wapenhandel (Stop the Arms Trade) has also concluded that the construction of new walls and fences to keep out migrants and refugees are netting billions of dollars for major corporations in the region. [...]     Lees meer »

Treinta años después de Berlín: los otros muros de Europa

Guadalupe Bécares, ethic, 7 november 2019 - Desde los años noventa, en el Viejo Continente se han construido más de mil kilómetros de fronteras físicas, el equivalente a seis muros de Berlín. El aumento del racismo y de la xenofobia ponen en peligro el sentimiento europeísta construido tras el fin de la Guerra Fría. [...] Lees meer »

Europa je na svoje vanjske barijere potrošila više od 2,5 milijardi eura

Martina Hrupić, Euractiv, 7 november 2019 - Dok se Europa priprema za obilježavanje pada Berlinskog zida, velike kompanije na kontinentu zarađuju milijarde dolara na izgradnji novih barijera ne bi li zaustavile priljev izbjeglica i migranata, prenijela je medijska kuća al-Jazeera pozivajući se na novo istraživanje koje se izrodilo iz suradnje Transnational Institutea, Centre Delsa i nizozemske organizacije Stop Wapenhandel (Stop the Arms Trade, odnosno Zaustavite trgovinu oružjem). [...]     Lees meer »

Europe has built barriers six times the length of the Berlin Wall since 1989

Alice Tidey, euronews, 6 november 2019 - In the three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, European countries have built about 1,000 kilometres of border walls and fences. That amounts to six times the length of the Berlin Wall, the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute (TNI) flagged in a new report on Tuesday, adding that most have been built since 2015 when Syria's civil war — and the migrant crisis — was at its height. [...]         Lees meer »

Grensbewaking, een bloeiende sector

Ander Europa, 5 november 2019 - Er zijn twee belangengroepen die hun voordeel halen uit de voorstelling van Europa als een belegerde vesting die van alle kanten bedreigd wordt door ‘vreemdelingen’. De eerste groep zijn de rechtse en extreemrechtse partijen die er hun verkiezingsstrategie op gebouwd hebben. Minder in het oog springend zijn een hele reeks bedrijven die ‘oplossingen’ bieden voor  de beveiliging van de grenzen. Over deze laatsten brachten het Transnational Institute (TNI), Stop Wapenhandel en het Centre Delàs een rapport uit onder de titel ‘The Business of Building Walls’. [...]       Lees meer »

Arms companies 'rake in billions' as Europe builds new walls

Ruairi Casey, Al Jazeera, 5 November 2019 - As Europe gears up for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the construction of new barriers to keep out migrants and refugees are netting billions of dollars for major corporations in the region, a new report has found.  Lees meer »