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European Border and Coast Guard: What is it and what does it aim at?

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European Border and Coast Guard: What is it and what does it aim at?

So, what is this new European Border and Coast Guard? Much more than what its name suggests. In theory, as it has been described, it is yet another step in the long-term process of militarisation of both the EU's borders and its interior. In reality, the Commission seeks to establish close surveillance and the possibility [...]

March 13, 2016 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

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An unexpected borderzone: the come-back of the Franco-Italian border

But which border? Accident or suicide, this tragic event brought to the forefront the Franco-Italian conflict of 2011 over control of the invisible border of Ventimiglia. [...]

November 11, 2014 Author: Anna Papoutsi

A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

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A new panopticon over Europe: The development of migration policy and Fortress Europe

If one examines the political developments of recent months on migration issues, they will only reach alarming conclusions. Analysing them strengthens the suspicion that European migration policy is approaching a moment of transformation, in which the defence of rights for immigrants at the institutional level will be turned into a battle for their mere [...]

September 14, 2014 Author: Apostolis Fotiadis

Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

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Criminalisation of Migration in Greece

Detention centers for migrants, a name used to denote the modern concentration camps, are only the tip of the iceberg of a complex plot aiming, among others, at the criminalisation of migrants, in order to profit from it. [...]

May 6, 2014 Author: Anna Giralt Gris

European migration control in the hands of lobbies

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European migration control in the hands of lobbies

The European Commission invests millions of euros from public funds in private industry to shield Europe's external borders [...]

January 30, 2014 Authors: Daniela Ortiz, Xose Quiroga

Mediterranean: a cemetery for migrants

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Mediterranean: a cemetery for migrants

The Mediterranean was once the epicentre of the then known world, a commercial crossroads between East and West, a mixture of peoples and cultures but also the scene of many wars. In people's memory, it is connected to Homer and the ill-fated Ulysses, who, before finally reaching Ithaca, wandered for ten years between Troy and [...]

October 21, 2013 Author: Zissis Papadimitriou