Actueel / In de pers

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 »

Rapporto choc. «Fermate i profughi» (con l'uso della forza)

Nello Scavo, Avvenire.it, 20 May 2018 - Poliziotti che premono il grilletto contro i migranti in Belgio. Gendarmi francesi che non si curano di profughe incinte, fino a provocarne la morte. Governi che in Ungheria issano barriere elettrificate. Paramilitari della Bulgaria che danno la caccia ai siriani in fuga. Servizi segreti impiegati nelle indagini sui soccorritori nel Mediterraneo, nella nostra Italia.  Lees meer »

Face à la crise migratoire, l’Europe collabore toujours plus avec les pays autoritaires

Cécile Barbière, Euractiv.fr, 19 May 2018 - L’UE consacre de plus en plus de fonds à l’externalisation de ses frontières. Une politique qui a pour conséquence la subvention de certains gouvernements autoritaires, à l’image du Soudan. [...] Lees meer »

El trabajo sucio de la política de fronteras europea

Diego Sanz Paratcha, El Salto, 18 May 2018 - La mitad de los países que son socios preferentes de la Unión Europea para controlar la inmigración son regímenes de carácter autoritario. Un estudio revela esta y otras verdades incómodas de la política europea de fronteras. [...] Lees meer »