Backlight: The European Security Complex

Current affairs - Politics
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50'
Shuchen Tan
VPRO
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Europe is building a network of unprecedented surveillance technologies that can track everyone and divide all of us who travel within the EU into those who can travel freely and those who can’t.

By using the newest technologies, such as drones and the retention of biometric data, the European Union is building an enormous virtual wall against the influx of “irregular” migrants.

The disasters of capsizing boats near the Italian island of Lampedusa, killing many refugees, are being seized by European politicians to further expand the control apparatus. Backlight’s director Shuchen Tan visited the headquarters of the European border control agency Frontex and the European border patrol in southern Italy.