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. [...]