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Frontexplode in Mali and Senegal

Last days the Afrique-Europe-Interact-caravan went from the malian capital to the mauretanian border. Find reports in the News-section of the projects homepage. Many of the new posters and flyers against Frontex have been distributed in these days in Bamako, Nioro … Continue reading

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Bamako-Dakar Caravan

From February 6th to 11th, 2011 the 11th World Social Forum will take place in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. This is why from mid-January bus and car caravans will start their journey to Dakar from several places in Africa. One … Continue reading

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Confrontation against Frontex and head of European Council

On Jan. 17, on the 97th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a conference on migration policy was held at the Kazimierowski Palace featuring keynote speakers Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director of Frontex and former British Home Secretary Charles Clarke and … Continue reading

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Article of the German magazin “Spiegel”: Shutting the Back Door to Fortress Europe

Although we donĀ“t share the opinion of the authors concerning the role of the “traffickers”, this article gives a good overview about the situation in Evros region: Greece wants to erect a fence on its border with Turkey to stop … Continue reading

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Frontex Rabit-Operation in Evros: Watch the migrant-hunting of Frontex

What should we say? We are missing words, that you guys seem to be so proud of your operation that you even publish videos of your hunting. However, the target cross makes things easier for you?

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Protest against Frontex/Fylakio detention centre

On December 18 a mobilisation was organized at the Evros region. Early on the afternoon there was a protest outside the Fylakio detention centre and later a demonstration in Orestiada, where the Frontex headquarters are located. Read more

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Evros: Three immigrants froze to death, two drowned during Frontex Rabit-Operation

Friday, 17.12.2010: The dead bodies of two sans-papiers immigrants who tried to cross the greco-turkish border were discovered near Nea Vissa village. The two men from Africa froze to death, while a third one was found almost dead and transfered … Continue reading

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Article in the german magazine “Spiegel”:

Greece-Turkey: Border police chase refugees in minefield The treatment of refugees on the border between Greece and Turkey shocks German policemen. The policemen who are engaged there in the European Frontex unit, report to information from SPIEGEL shootings and inhumane … Continue reading

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Rabit-operation in Greece

Update II: Frontex annouced that a decision has been signed to extend the RABITs Joint Operation 2010 in Greece until March 2011. The RABIT Teams have been deployed at the Greek-Turkish land border since the 2nd of November and initially … Continue reading

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Frontex Rapid Border Intervention Teams to patrol the Evros border

Greece requested the European Union to send armed so called Frontex Rapid Border Intervention Teams (RABITs) to the Greek-Turkish border. This became public on Monday the 25th of October 2010. Greek government statistics state that irregular migration has been increasing … Continue reading

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