Portugal: “Europa, a ultima fronteira – Europe, the last border”

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Trapped between the pressure of rising anti-imigration political groups and the lobby power of security and defense companies, European Union has been putting together, in the last months, a new “border system” that raises criticism about its effect on individual rights and doesn´t proove its efficacy in assuring more protection to europeans. From the new databases that the Commission is proposing, to the surveillance networks that few know about, and the counceling groups that advice european institutions and have strong ties to the industry, this is a story of a relevant policy shift still ongoing but scarcelly known to the public.

Read more in Portuguese via “Il Público” https://www.publico.pt/2016/12/11/mundo/noticia/europa-a-ultima-fronteira-1753978