Since July 2021, a zeppelin has been hanging in the Greek sky, surveilling the borderline spanning from the Evros’ river delta to Alexandroupoli’s port. Almost three million euros have been reserved only for the first six months of its operation. And that’s not all; the aerial surveillance machine has a complementary part on the ground. […]
On May 9th, European countries will celebrate Europe Day in commemoration of Robert Schuman who presented the idea of peaceful cooperation in Europe. Michal Pavlásek points out the problematic role Frontex plays at European borders, and asserts that Schuman’s idea has been replaced by the EU’s self-threatening border regime which causes Europe’s present day autoimmune crisis.