Actueel / In de pers

L’Aide publique au développement détournée pour durcir les politiques migratoires

Jérôme Duval, Basta!, 7 juin 2018 - L’Aide publique au développement doit en principe financer des projets dans les pays du Sud pour lutter contre la pauvreté et appuyer leur essor économique. De plus en plus, les budgets alloués sont en fait utilisés pour des politiques de contrôle migratoire. [...] Lees meer »

Dodelijke grenzen

Jaël in 't Veld, OneWorld, 5 juni 2018 - Niet alleen Europa’s eigen grenzen worden versterkt: migranten en vluchtelingen worden tegenwoordig al veel eerder tegengehouden. Voordat ze de EU-grens bereikt hebben stranden ze in detentiecentra, of sterven ze in de Sahara. Mark Akkerman, onderzoeker bij Stop Wapenhandel, keek naar de migratiecontroleafspraken die de EU maakt. Hij schreef er een rapport over: ‘Expanding the fortress’. [...]       Lees meer »

Le guerre dei confini: tra affari e armi così l’Ue esternalizza le sue frontiere

Gaetano De Monte, Dinamo Press, 4 June 2018 - L’Unione Europea e gli stati membri hanno intensificato negli ultimi tre anni la collaborazione con diversi regimi autoritari per fermare le partenze dei migranti, o rimpatriarli, formando le polizie e i funzionari di frontiera degli Stati terzi, consegnando elicotteri, navi e veicoli di pattugliamento, sviluppando ampi sistemi biometrici e di sorveglianza. A raccontare la crescita esponenziale di questa “cooperazione”, nel dettaglio, sono le oltre cento pagine di “Expanding the fortress”, il rapporto pubblicato da un istituto di ricerca olandese, il Transnational Institute (TNI) e che è stato tradotto e rilanciato dalla Rete italiana per il disarmo. [...]     Lees meer »

Report | Expanding the fortress

ZAM, 31 May 2018 - Thanks to externalisation agreements, European borders are now in Africa. The EU has made migration control a central goal of its foreign relations, rapidly expanding border externalisation measures that require neighbouring countries to act as Europe's border guards. A new report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Stop Wapenhandel  examines 35 countries, prioritised by the EU, and find s authoritarian regimes emboldened to repress civil society, vulnerable refugees forced to turn to more dangerous and deadly routes, and European arms and security firms booming off the surge in funding for border security systems and technologies. [...]       Lees meer »

De grens van Europa ligt diep in Afrika en daar worden enkele bedrijven heel rijk door

Thomas Decreus, De Wereld Morgen, 31 mei 2018 - Om te vermijden dat migranten Europa bereiken, wordt de Europese grens steeds verder opgeschoven. Dat leidt tot ernstige mensenrechtenschendingen maar het zorgt ook voor een enorme transfer van publieke middelen naar private spelers. [...]           Lees meer »

Gli alleati della Fortezza Europa per fermare i migranti

Ilaria Sesana, Altreconomia, 30 May 2018 - Per bloccare i flussi di richiedenti asilo e rifugiati, l’Unione europea non ha esitato a stringere accordi con dittature e Stati non democratici: dalla Turchia al Sudan, dall’Eritrea alla Libia. L’analisi di “Expanding the fortress”, l’ultimo report del Transnational Institute. [...] Lees meer »

Per respingere i migranti l’Europa finanzia i dittatori

Alessandro Fioroni, Il Dubbio, 24 May 2018 - Formazione di forze di sicurezza di paesi terzi, donazioni di elicotteri, navi per pattugliamento e veicoli, apparecchiature di sorveglianza e monitoraggio; sviluppo di sistemi di controllo biometrico; accordi per l’accettazione delle persone deportate. Investimenti militari enormi. E’ questa la direzione che ha preso l’Unione Europea. [...] Lees meer »

Report criticizes EU agreements with authoritarian transit countries to stop refugees

ANSA, InfoMigrants, 24 May 2018 - A report by the Transnational Institute in collaboration with Dutch anti-arms trade organization Stop Wapenhandel said Europe "is making deadly agreements with dictators to stop refugees" and "has turned its back on an unconditional commitment to human rights, democracy, freedom and human dignity." The report said that in recent years, Europe has expanded "in a problematic way its own border externalization policies" which bring "advantages to the security industry but provoke highly damaging human and development costs." [...]       Lees meer »

EU increases collaboration with authoritarian regimes to tackle migration

Cécile Barbière, Euractiv, 23 May 2018 - Europe’s struggle with migrants has led to an increase in funding for border control to authoritarian regimes such as Chad, Niger, Belarus, Libya and Sudan. EURACTIV.fr reports. [...] Lees meer »

Het verlangen vast te stellen dat jij het bent

Maxim Februari, NRC, 22 mei 2018 - Twee identiteiten erop nahouden? Een toonbeeld van gebrek aan integriteit, zei Mark Zuckerberg ooit tegen een interviewer. „Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.” [...] Lees meer »