27. Oktober 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Tunesien wird „privilegierter Partner“ der EU · Kategorien: EU, Tunesien

Tunesien wird am 19.11.2012 den Status eines „privilegierten Partners“ der Europäischen Union erlangen, laut einem Vertreter der tunesische Regierung gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur TAP. Diesen bevorzugten Status hätte Tunesien bereits vor ungefähr einem Jahr erlangt, wenn Ben Ali an der Macht geblieben wäre.

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19. Oktober 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Marokko: EU-Botschafter zeigt sich besorgt wegen Misshandlung von Flüchtlingen · Kategorien: EU, Marokko

Das marokkanische Internetportal Yabiladi berichtet, dass der EU-Botschafter in Marokko, Eneko Landaburu, sich besorgt zeigt wegen der zunehmenden Misshandlung von Flüchtlingen im Lande. Bei Razzien rund um Melilla und Ceuta sowie in den marokkanischen Großstädten werden Flüchtlinge von der Polizei zusammengeschlagen und zum Teil schwer verletzt. Yabiladi merkt an, dass die wachsende Flüchtlingsjagdt in Marokko auf den EU-Druck und die EU-Abschottungspolitik zurückzuführen ist, und nennt die EU-Sprache „doppelzüngig“.

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15. Oktober 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Konferenz der Regierungen gegen Boat-people und wegen Mali (2) · Kategorien: EU, Mittelmeerroute · Tags: ,

Einen ersten Hinweis auf die 5+5-Konferenz in Valletta am 05./06.10.2012:


Hier die Kurzanalyse von Statewatch:

Western Mediterranean Forum
From Tunis in 2003 to Malta in 2012: the first 5+5 Dialogue summit since the Arab uprising focuses on immigration and security


The Western Mediterranean Forum (made up of the governments of Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia,) met in Malta on 5 and 6 October 2012 to take part in the 5+5 Dialogue.[1] Although working groups on a variety of issues (transport, defence, migration, home affairs, or the environment) have met regularly since the Forum’s establishment in 1990, the Malta summit was the first meeting of the heads of states and governments in nine years (and since the uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East began in December 2011).

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14. Oktober 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Euromed Migration III – migration profiles · Kategorien: EU, Mittelmeerroute

enpi-info.eu, 11 October 2012
First Euromed Migration III meeting focuses on migration profiles


The EU-funded Euromed Migration III project has held its first Migration
Profile meeting around the theme of ‚Mainstreaming Migration Knowledge
into Policy Making‘. The meeting was attended by 29 southern partner
country representatives from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the
Palestinian Authority, Morocco and Tunisia.
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10. Oktober 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für EU – Nordafrika: Cooperation in Criminal Matters · Kategorien: andere Länder, Deutschland, EU

Brussels, 28 September 2012





EJN 75



from: Eurojust

to: Working Party on Cooperation in Criminal Matters

Subject: Current legal and practical issues, obstacles and best practices in the field of

judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the EU Member States and the Southern neighbours of the EU (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria and Tunisia) and possible further steps

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10. Oktober 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Boat-people im Mittelmeer: Appell an UN und EU · Kategorien: andere Länder, EU

From: roberto.malini@everyonegroup.com
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:13:15 +0200
Subject: An Appeal to the International Institutions to Activate Efficient Programmes for Rescuing Refugees at Sea
To: sgcentral@un.org; sg@un.org

An Appeal to the International Institutions to Activate Efficient Programmes for Rescuing Refugees at Sea

Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
Member of the European Parliament, Council of Europe, Council of European Ministers, European Commission
The Governments of Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Spain and
Civil Society
Companies that produces vehicles, boats, aircraft and marine monitoring systems

Rome (Italy), September 10, 2012

We, the undersigned, were sad to learn that on September 7th, 2012 dozens of refugees lost their lives in the waters that separate North Africa from the Island of Lampedusa (Italy). It is the umpteenth tragedy involving desperate people fleeing from persecution and poverty among the indifference of the rest of the world. Over the past 20 years more than 20,000 refugees from African nations have perished in the short 127- km stretch of sea that separates desperate human beings from the hope of a safe refuge. For years the undersigned have been calling on the Italian government and international institutions to start a programme for the monitoring and rescue of refugees at sea, a programme that can be extended at the same time to Cyprus, Greece, Malta and Spain.
As a result of this request, we have suffered intimidation and censorship by the media. However, we are making another heartfelt appeal to the authorities this petition is addressed to: the civilized world cannot sit back and accept this slaughter that is destroying (along with so many lives) the right to life, the security and well-being that belongs to children, women, persecuted people, to all human beings, without distinction. Making the refugees’ crossing safer is a feat of civilization which the European Union, the United Nations and civil society cannot shirk from.

Until now, the dangers of the „journey of hope“ have been used by governments to scare people who under take this solution in an attempt to flee from a tragic existence. It is unfair, a true crime against humanity, and it is time to put a stop to it. To prevent these tragedies taking place at sea, the institutions have to make boats available, as well as aircraft and helicopters, patrols, maritime surveillance and a 24-hour rescue service, equipped with thermal cameras, radar and advanced technology. The rescue service would require fast helicopters, capable of rescuing and transporting large numbers of refugees, and monitoring systems on the ground to constantly keep an eye on the areas of the sea most affected by migration. It is important that advanced facilities are put in place to support refugees, including the establishment of offshore platforms that can be used by damaged boats and vessels that have gone adrift. Human life is the most precious thing that civilization is called on to protect, and the current situation, with the present inadequate sea rescue organization, is a source of guilt and shame for the international institutions, governments, civil society and all those who are able to improve the safety of refugees but do nothing about it. That is why we are renewing this appeal in the hope of stirring people’s conscience. We wish to work together for a new era that would raise our civilization to a higher level in which all persecuted and poor people – and all the human beings who risk their lives in search of protection – are considered brothers and sisters, and every life lost during these tragic crossings represents a loss for us all.

Thanking you for your attention and everything you can do to save lives,

EveryOne Group

Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC)

NGO Gandhi


EveryOne Group

+39 3343449180 :: +39 331 3585406

Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC)


Ong Gandhi

27. September 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für EU-Migrationsabwehr gegenüber Mauretanien · Kategorien: EU, Mauretanien

Xinhua (Chine), 27 septembre 2012

L’UE appuie à hauteur de 8 millions d’euros la stratégie de migration de la Mauritanie

L’Union européenne va apporter un appui financier „sans contrepartie“ de 8 millions d‘ euros à la Mauritanie en appui à son projet de stratégie de migration, a appris Xinhua de source officielle.

Au terme d’une convention signée mercredi à Nouakchott, ce projet vise, entre autres objectifs, à „offrir une meilleure connaissance statistique des personnes entrant et sortant du territoire mauritanien, à lutter contre le trafic humain, assurer la protection des plus faibles et le respect des règles internationales des droits à l’asile“.

La convention a été signée entre le ministre mauritanien des Affaires économiques Sidi OuldTah et Hans-Georg Gertenlauer, chef de délégation de l’Union européenne en Mauritanie.

Au cours de la cérémonie de signature de cette convention, le représentant de l’UE a souligné que la position de „pivot entre l‘ Afrique et le Maghreb de la Mauritanie pose à ce pays le défi de maintenir sa tradition de pays d’accueil tout en assurant la nécessaire stabilité et protection de son territoire et ses habitants“.

„L’Etat mauritanien a mis en oeuvre (en 2011) des efforts importants afin de doter le pays de la première stratégie migratoire de son histoire, qui fait figure de référence dans la sous-région“, a-t-il rappelé.

„La gestion des frontières et la protection du territoire sont intrinsèquement liées aux actions de lutte contre le terrorisme, ce qui est pertinent dans le contexte sécuritaire régional actuel“, a conclu le diplomate européen.

Pour sa part, le ministre mauritanien a déclaré que son pays “ est confronté à une pression migratoire qui met en difficulté les mécanismes traditionnels de régulation des flux migratoires mis en place depuis l’indépendance“.  En 2011, la Mauritanie s’est dotée d’une stratégie nationale de gestion de la migration et des frontières. Au-delà de l’aspect sécuritaire, cette stratégie prévoit une meilleure compréhension de la migration et sa contribution au développement du pays.

Plus de 60 postes de contrôle frontaliers ont été mis en place avec l’assistance technique et financière de l’Union européenne.

Le rôle joué par la Mauritanie dans la réduction du flux migratoire vers le vieux continent a été salué par les pays européens, notamment par l’Espagne.


25. September 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für EU Kommission will Drohnen Einsatz in Europa · Kategorien: andere Länder, EU · Tags:

EU Commission wants drones flying in European skies by 2016

It is „imperative for the EU to take action now“ to ensure that drones can fly in civil airspace alongside manned aircraft by 2016, according to a working paper recently released by the European Commission. [1] A raft of measures are suggested that will allow state authorities and private enterprises to fly drones with ease, in order to ensure that European industry gets a slice of the profits from the emerging global market for unmanned aircraft, and to secure „important benefits to European citizens and the European economy as a whole.“ But despite brief mention of the ethical and political concerns raised by widespread domestic drone usage, the document largely treats the issue as a technical exercise.

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19. September 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Die Zukunft der EU-Abschottung · Kategorien: Deutschland, EU · Tags: ,

17.09.2012: Abschlussbericht der Gruppe zur Zukunft Europas der Außenminister Belgiens, Dänemarks, Deutschlands, Frankreichs, Italiens, Luxemburgs, der Niederlande, Österreichs, Polens, Portugals und Spaniens

Die Außenminister träumen davon, „den Außengrenzschutz des Schengenraums zu stärken (durch Schaffung eines „Europäischen Grenzschutzes“) und mittelfristig ein europäisches Visum zu schaffen.“ (S. 10)


09. September 2012 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Eurosur Seahorse – die EU-Abschottung nach Süden · Kategorien: EU, Mittelmeerroute · Tags:

Brussels, 12.12.2011
SEC(2011) 1537 final

Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment

Accompanying the document
establishing the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)

{COM(2011) 873 final}
{SEC(2011) 1536 final}
{SEC(2011) 1538 final}

1.          INTRODUCTION
This impact assessment report has been prepared by DG HOME to accompany the legislative proposal on the establishment of a European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR).

EUROSUR can be described as a set of measures enhancing the cooperation and information exchange  of  border  control  authorities  at  national  and  European  level  as  well  as  when cooperating with neighbouring third countries, with the result that the situational awareness and reaction capability of these authorities would be considerably increased when combating irregular migration and cross-border crime. Hence EUROSUR should be seen in the context of the progressive establishment of a European model of integrated border management.
The  works  carried  out  between  2008  and  2011  for  the  development,  testing  and  gradual establishment   of   EUROSUR   are   based   on   a   roadmap   presented   in   a   Commission Communication  in  2008. 1   In  its  conclusions  of  June  2011  the  European  Council  stated  that EUROSUR „will be further developed as a matter of priority in order to become operational by  2013  and  allow  Member  States‘  authorities  carrying  out  border  surveillance  activities  to share operational information and improve cooperation.“

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