Posts Tagged ‘EU’
Saturday, May 16th, 2020
From 13 to 15 September, the heads of government of all European countries will meet with the Chinese government in Leipzig. This will not only be about intensifying trade relations. Rather, it will be about building a new global partnership so that the EU is not ousted from the table of the great powers in the future. The deterioration in the EU’s relationship with the USA under Donald Trump has made it necessary to find another partner to coordinate the shaping of its own global interests with the EU. The topics of the summit are therefore not only economic relations, but also foreign and security policy and – unsurprisingly – digitalisation and digital cooperation, as well as climate protection and human rights. The summit is based on strategic position papers which already began in the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation from 2013 and have since become increasingly concrete at the annual meetings. This year, not only representatives from China and the EU will meet for the first time, but also all heads of state and government.
Economic Cooperation (more…)
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Corporate media article detailing new research and development by the scientists of social control in the service of power:
An EU-funded project is developing an ‘intelligent control system’ to test third-country nationals who reach the EU’s external borders, including a sophisticated analysis of their facial gestures.
The Intelligent Portable Border Control System, iBorderCtrl, is a series of multiple protocols and computer procedures which are meant to scan faces and flag ‘suspicious’ reactions of travellers who lie about their reasons for entering the Schengen area.
The AI-based screening system will check up to 38 facial micro-gestures of travellers – like eye direction, pupil dilation, minimal voice changes and micro-expressions undetectable to human guards – which were collected during a series of questions asked by the border agents at the checkpoints. (more…)
Thursday, July 5th, 2018
The European Union has founded a commitment to an update of the Eurodac* file, which records the fingerprints of immigrants arriving in Europe. The minimum age of 14 years should be reduced to 6 years “to better seek missing children”.
The members of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement to strengthen Eurodac, the migrants’ database, which includes reducing the age to take the fingerprints of children under 6 years of age. The minimum age was 14 years. The goal is “to help identify and search for missing children, as well as identify family ties.”
The “Eurodac” system was created to facilitate the application of the Dublin Regulation, which determines the Member State responsible for examining an asylum application. Clearly, to launch an asylum application in the European Union, a fingerprint is mandatory. These fingerprints are scanned and transferred to a European database called Eurodac. Once registered with Eurodac, an asylum seeker can no longer apply for asylum in another country. (more…)
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
On the 17th of November, the leaders of the nations of the European Union gathered in Gothenburg for the EU summit. The EU maintains its external borders vigilantly, leading to countless deaths of people trying to enter Europe. Internally, the border controls returned during the latest “refugee-crisis”, and at the Swedish border they are still in place. Borders and deportations protect the rich and powerful of the European societies, at the price of murder and incarceration, and they manifest themselves clearly in passports and police.
The police willingly do the insidious work of controlling the borders and carrying out deportations. At the same time, the EU gives the police forces of the member states extended possibilities for repressive cooperation, enabling them to exchange information and issue arrest warrants for sought-after people across the EU.
The police mobilized massively to protect the EU summit in Gothenburg, so we decided to strike somewhere else, away from their attention.
For these reasons, and many more, we attacked the passport office of the police in Malmö with rocks on the night of the EU summit.
We send warm rebellious greetings to those who fight against borders and nationstates and to those who fought the police on the 30th of September when Nazis were marching in Gothenburg, especially to those who are now jailed or going to trial for the events on that day.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
UPDATE: The trial has been postponed until early 2011
Statement of the London Thessaloniki Solidarity Group – September 19th, 2010 version
The solidarity group was formed in 2003 soon after the arrests at the EU summit demonstrations in Thessaloniki.
The entire basis of the arrests in 2003, was and still remains, an arbitrary attack upon the demonstrations, where culpability was placed upon those that the Greek authorities sought to make examples of. From the beginning of the process of detention it was clear that evidence of guilt would not even be based upon recognition of legal facts or evidence but by association. (more…)