• La Compil’ de la Semaine
    https://www.les-crises.fr/la-compil-de-la-semaine-73

    Chaque semaine, nous vous proposons notre Compil’ de la Semaine : une sélection de dessins de presse à la fois drôles et incisifs, ainsi que des vidéos d’analyse participant à l’indispensable travail d’auto-défense intellectuelle. Bonne lecture et bon visionnage à toutes et à tous ! Dessins de Presse Vidéos BLAST : 50 ANS DE SABOTAGE […]

    #Miscellanées #Compil_de_la_Semaine #Miscellanées,_Compil_de_la_Semaine

  • Interview - Au cœur de la réalisation du Monde de demain

    https://www.abcdrduson.com/interviews/serie-le-monde-de-demain

    Hélier Cisterne et Katell Quillévéré ont réalisé la série Le Monde de demain. Six épisodes qui se révèlent particulièrement intéressants, non pas tant pour ce qu’ils racontent du groupe NTM, mais pour leur alliance d’émotion et de précision dans la restitution d’une époque, et ce qu’ils disent de l’adolescence.

  • La Compil’ de la Semaine
    https://www.les-crises.fr/la-compil-de-la-semaine-71

    Chaque semaine, nous vous proposons notre Compil’ de la Semaine : une sélection de dessins de presse à la fois drôles et incisifs, ainsi que des vidéos d’analyse participant à l’indispensable travail d’auto-défense intellectuelle. Bonne lecture et bon visionnage à toutes et à tous ! Dessins de Presse Vidéos Greenletter – Arthur Keller : Mondialisation […]

    #Miscellanées #Compil_de_la_Semaine #Miscellanées,_Compil_de_la_Semaine

  • Use cases for #CSS #comparison #functions - Ahmad Shadeed
    http://ishadeed.com/article/use-cases-css-comparison-functions

    CSS comparison functions have been supported since almost April 2020, and I wrote an introductory article about them back then. I like to use all of them, but my favorite one of them is #clamp() and it’s the top used one for me.

    In this article, I will explore a few use-cases for comparison functions, and explain each one in detail. Mostly, the use cases will be about situations other than using them for fluid sizing, as this is the most popular use case and I will keep that to the last.

    Le truc qui me cause le plus est cet exemple :

    .hero {
     min-height: 250px;
    }

    @media (min-width: 800px) {
     .hero {
       min-height: 500px;
     }
    }

    peut s’écrire...

    .hero {
     min-height: calc(350px + 20vh);
    }

    @media (min-width: 2000px) {
     .hero {
       min-height: 600px;
     }
    }

    mais aussi...

    .hero {
     min-height: clamp(250px, 50vmax, 500px);
    }
  • EU funds border control deal in Egypt with migration via Libya on rise

    The European Union signed an agreement with Egypt on Sunday (30 October) for the first phase of a €80 million border management programme, a statement from the EU delegation in Cairo said, at a time when Egyptian migration to Europe has been rising.

    The project aims to help Egypt’s coast and border guards reduce irregular migration and human trafficking along its border, and provides for the procurement of surveillance equipment such as search and rescue vessels, thermal cameras, and satellite positioning systems, according to an EU Commission document published this month.

    Since late 2016, irregular migration to Europe from the Egypt’s northern coast has slowed sharply. However, migration of Egyptians across Egypt’s long desert border with Libya and from Libya’s Mediterranean coast to Europe has been on the rise, diplomats say.

    From1 January to 28 October this year 16,413 migrants arriving by boat in Italy declared themselves to be Egyptian, making them the second largest group behind Tunisians, according to data published by Italy’s interior ministry.

    In 2021 more than 26,500 Egyptians were stopped at the Libyan border, according to the EU Commission document.

    Egypt is likely to experience “intensified flows” of migrants in the medium to long term due to regional instability, climate change, demographic shifts and lack of economic opportunities, the document says.

    The agreement for the first 23 million-euro phase of the project was signed during a visit to Cairo by the EU’s commissioner for neighbourhood and enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi.

    It will be implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and CIVIPOL, a French interior ministry agency, and is expected to include the provision of four search and rescue vessels, Laurent de Boeck, head of IOM’s Egypt office, said.

    The EU Commission document says that to date, Egypt has addressed irregular migration “predominantly from a security perspective, sometimes at the expense of other dimensions of migration management, including the rights based protection migrants, refugees and asylum seekers”.

    The programme will seek to develop the capacity of the Egyptian ministry of defence and other government and civil society stakeholders to apply “rights-based, protection oriented and gender sensitive approaches” in their border management, it says.

    https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/eu-funds-border-control-deal-in-egypt-with-migration-via-libya-on-rise

    #EU #UE #Union_européenne #migrations #asile #réfugiés #contrôles_frontaliers #frontières #externalisation #Egypte #accord #border_management #aide_financière #gardes-côtes #surveillance #complexe_militaro-industriel #réfugiés_égyptiens #CIVIPOL #IOM #OIM

    • EU funding for the Egyptian Coast Guard (Strengthening a Partnership That Violates Human Rights)

      The Refugees Platform in Egypt (RPE) issues a paper on the European Union’s decision, last June, to fund the Egyptian Coast Guard with 80 million euros, an amount that will be paid in two phases with the aim of “purchasing maritime border control equipment”, but there are no details about what the equipment is and how it is going to be used, and without setting clear indicators to ensure accountability for potential human rights violations and protect the rights of people on the move.

      The paper notes that the EU has previously provided funding to strengthen migration management in Egypt, but in fact, the funds and support of the EU have contributed to tightening restrictions on irregular migration in Egypt, by using law No. 82 of 2016, the law in which among several things, it criminalizes aiding irregular migrants and contradicts with other laws that expand the circle of human rights violations against people on the move. RPE paper also criticizes the EU’s demand to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Libya in the field of migration, especially since the two countries have a long record of violations of the rights of migrants and refugees.

      In the paper, incidents are tracked on the Egyptian side’s sea and land borders, and falsification of official figures related to the sinking of migrant boats, or the announcement of deaths of people who later turned out to be alive and being held in unknown places, and the violations that follow arbitrary arrest from medical negligence and forced deportation, and the paper also adds another monitoring of the refugee situation inside the country.

      Paper contents:

      – Ambiguous and worrying funds
      – EU cooperates with authoritarian regimes to suppress migration movements
      – Egypt’s successive failures in search and rescue operations and in providing the necessary protection to migrants and refugees, both at the borders and within the country
      – More funds without transparency, independent monitoring mechanisms, or prior assessments of their impact on migrants’ rights
      - Recommendations to (the EC, the EU and its Member States, and the Egyptian government)

      https://rpegy.org/en/editions/eu-funding-for-the-egyptian-coast-guard-strengthening-a-partnership-that-viol

  • At the heart of Fortress Europe: A new study about Austria’s role in border externalization policies in the Balkans

    On the 28th of September 2020, Ayoub N. and six of his friends were chain pushed back from Austria to Slovenia, Croatia, and eventually back to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), from where Ayoub had begun his journey to Austria a few weeks earlier. Ayoub, like many others, had been stuck for years in between the EU member states, in the Balkans, and this was just another attempt to reach the Schengen Zone. He continued trying even after this push-back. In July 2022, Ayoub was still stuck inside the Balkan Circuit (Stojić Mitrović and Vilenica 2019), a region of transit with many loops, within which movement is circular, going forward and backwards because of border violence.

    Exactly one year after Ayoub and his group of friends experienced the chain push-back, Austrian Interior Minister, Karl Nehammer, finished his trip to Kosovo, Albania, and Montenegro meant to coordinate joint frameworks for fighting what he calls illegal migration, terrorism, and organized crime. During the trip, he announced that a “Return Conference” would take place a few months later in Vienna. The gathering in February 2022 brought together high-ranking officials from more than 22 countries, including representatives of EU agencies and think tanks. The main focus of the event was supporting Western Balkan[1] states with effective deportation practices through the newly established “Joint Coordination Platform against irregular migration.” BiH was mentioned as one of the platform’s main partners, and during the press conference organized after the event BiH Security Minister Selmo Cikotić stated that “With the support of the EU and some proactive partners, like Austria, we could move from a crisis situation to migration management.”

    It is not known to the public how the “return mechanisms” discussed would materialize and on what legal grounds the return of people would take place. In 2021, a parliamentary request for information focused specifically on Austria’s plans to return people to the Western Balkans, while another asked details about the role of BiH. In response to the queries, the interior minister emphasized that Austria is “only” providing good practice, expertise, and training, while partner countries can state their specific needs and are, in the end, responsible for ensuring that the human rights of those concerned will be upheld. This is a common rhetorical practice in the context of EU border externalization policies, with EU countries only providing knowledge and equipment, while “accession” countries in the Balkans have to fulfil the dark side of Europeanization.

    Austria took over a key role in building up a network of multilateral stakeholders that enables the fortification of Europe on diplomatic and informal levels, while states and locations near and far from Central Europe face the consequences of these policies; BiH is one example.

    Lobbying for Externalization

    In July 1998, Austria took over the EU presidency. As its first intervention on the issue of EU-migration policy, it introduced the Strategy Document on Immigration and Asylum Policies, which was sent to the European Council for further discussion. In this document, Austria advocated for a unified approach to migration in the Schengen area, which at that moment comprised 15 countries. It proposed the “Europeanization of migration policy,” while describing the existing approach and structures dealing with migration as “relatively clumsy.” The document called for more cooperation with “third states” in exchange for economic and other benefits. The Strategy envisaged that “Fortress Europe” should be replaced by the “concentric circles of the migration policy,” which included EU neighboring countries. Further, the neighboring partners “should be gradually linked into a similar system” that would eventually be similar to the “first circle,” meaning the EU member states. As for “transit countries,” the main approach would be to “eliminate push factors” in them. The Strategy called for the “tightening of the pre-accession strategy… as far as migration policies are concerned.” In addition, it stressed the need for agreements with third countries that would allow the return of people whose asylum applications were rejected, as well as the introduction of policies that would deter migration in general. The paper also argued that the Geneva Convention was outdated and that individual rights should be replaced with “political offers” of EU membership, or other types of cooperation.

    By the end of the year, this proposal had been amended twice, but in the end it was rejected. A number of non-governmental organizations, including the International Federation for Human Rights, condemned the document on account of its harsh language and the restrictive measures proposed. Even though it was never adopted, the document remains a guideline, and some of its measures were put in place, especially in Austria. Along with several Balkan neighboring countries, Austria became more involved in security-related questions in the region, establishing various organizations and groups that are visibly active in the field, including the Salzburg Forum as one key intergovernmental group. Since the early 1990s, the forum functioned as a lobbying group, not only within the framework of the EU and on a regional level between its partners, but also on an often invisible level that reaches far beyond the EU. Austria played a key role in establishing the forum and is also one of its leading members. While the forum did not always achieve its strategic goals (Müller 2016, 28), it became a testing ground for fueling anti-Muslim and anti-migrant sentiments in Europe, and spearheaded plans for the dark future of EU border externalization policies. The multilateral cooperation within the Forum was based on debate, dialogue, exchange of ideas, and strategic planning; the establishment of its operative tool, the Joint Coordination Platform, is another step in cementing the externalization of border management to the Balkans.

    Coordinating “Migration Management”

    The Joint Coordination Platform (JCP) is a network that coordinates political and strategic intervention outside the Schengen Area, monitoring and controlling the EU’s external borders, as well as actions in third countries. Although it was already in the planning for several years, the JCP was inaugurated in Vienna after the Return Conference in February 2022. The JCP office is led by former Frontex Vice-President Berndt Körner and by lawyer Bohumil Hnidek,[2] and will provide a hinge function for Frontex operations in the Balkans (Monroy 2022). As the Frontex agency is not allowed to organize deportations to third countries, in the future it may support deportations from different EU countries to the Balkans, while the JCP would coordinate and monitor the rest of the “local” operations. In September 2022, the first deportations from Bosnia to Morocco with the support of the JCP already took place.

    The investigative journalist Matthias Monroy further links the Vienna-based think tank ICMPD, led by former Austrian Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger (ÖVP), to the operational implementation of regional return mechanisms to the Balkans. As early as 2020, the JCP started training police officers from BiH for conducting deportations. The training of 50 “return specialists” was recently described by Austrian Interior Minister Karner: “We help with training, impart standards, but that doesn’t change the responsibility that remains in the respective countries. It is about observing all international standards.”

    To understand ICMPD’s practices on the ground, it is worth reviewing the project descriptions of its Western Balkans and Turkey office in recent years. The long-standing partner of the Salzburg Forum implements migration management, border management, and capacity building in the Balkans, for example by providing the border police in Kosovo[3] with technical and biometric equipment to register people on the move; and supporting the border police in Albania[4] with equipment for land border surveillance and maritime border surveillance and control. Capacity building in Albania means in particular providing patrol boats and surveillance vehicles. The regional capacity building projects further cover information campaigns for people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and people on the move in the Western Balkans.[5] Labelled as protection and support for migrants, ICMPD invests in the enhancement of migrant information systems[6] for authorities in BiH to implement entry control, registration, and data collection mechanisms. The “electronic biometric residence permit cards,” which should be made available through such projects, point not only to the on-ground preparation but also to the implementation of what investigative journalists call “extra-European Dublin.” This includes for example “Balkandac,” a fingerprint database in the Balkans that would allow countries to deport third-country nationals to countries with readmission agreements before entering the EU Schengen area.

    It is important to highlight that ICMPD has entered the Joint Coordination Platform with years of experience in implementing EU border externalization projects in Africa and the Middle East (Naceur 2021).

    Another active regional partner of the Joint Coordination Platform is Hilfswerk International. Next to the 1 million Euro in Austrian Development Aid that was used as an emergency relief fund through IOM in BiH in 2021, the Upper Austrian Federal Government donated 100,000 Euro to support the construction of a water system in the Lipa camp.[7] The project was implemented by Hilfswerk International, which has been working in the Balkans and especially in BiH as a humanitarian aid organization since 1996. While the organization covers a broad range of services in BiH, it recently joined the niche of network and capacity building in the field of “migration management” in BiH, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Montenegro.

    Hilfswerk International has joined the field of migration management in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a player that can offer extensive experience on the ground. Considering the top-down and dysfunctional approach implemented by IOM in the region, Hilfswerk International is an organization that is closely linked to Austria-based actors and accessible for unbureaucratic and, according to its managing director, pragmatic solutions. As Regional Director Jašarević stated in an interview about their most recent project:

    … we all know, and it is not a secret, that the EU does not want migrants on their territory. And what now? Should we leave them here to suffer or to disappear? It’s not possible.

    They [the JCP] can use our infrastructure here if needed, but they also organize some events themselves. They are connecting donors and infrastructure. They know what is going on at a much deeper level than we do. And we are happy to contribute. They are working very hard as far as I know. Very few people and very big plans, but very capable people. I think it will be more visible this year. But it has only just started.[8]

    Balkan Route: better coordination with Austrian aid

    Even at the end of the 1990s, Austria’s political landscape paved the way for defining the Western Balkans as a strategic buffer zone for Europe’s increasingly restrictive migration and asylum policies. What has been drafted as a strategy to contain migration in “concentric circles” has since developed into the full-scale implementation of land and sea border zones that legitimate legislation, control, tracking, management of, and violence against people moving in circuits while trying to reach the EU Schengen zone.

    Our study can be used as a tool to further investigate Austrian-based and Austrian-initiated organizations, security corporations, and individual actors that are heavily involved in violent EU border externalization from Vienna to Sarajevo and beyond.

    The full study can be accessed here.

    References:

    Müller, Patrick. 2016. “Europeanization and regional cooperation initiatives: Austria’s participation in the Salzburg Forum and in Central European Defence Cooperation.” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 45, no. 2: 24-34.

    Stojić Mitrović, Marta, and Ana Vilenica. 2019. “Enforcing
    and disrupting circular movement in an EU
    Borderscape: housingscaping in Serbia.” Citizenship Studies 23, no. 6: 540-55.

    Stojić Mitrović, Marta, Nidzara Ahmetašević, Barbara Beznec, and Andrej Kurnik. 2020. The Dark Sides of Europeanisation: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the European Border Regime. Belgrade: Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe; and Ljubljana: Inštitut Časopis za kritiko znanosti. https://rosalux.rs/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/169_the-dark-side-of-europeanisation-_vladan_jeremic_and_wenke_christoph_rls.

    [1] The authors only use the term Western Balkans in relation to the process of EU border externalization and accession plans of Albania, BiH, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. See Stojić Mitrović et al. 2020, 20-22.

    [2] Bohumil Hnidek is a lawyer and the former Director for International Cooperation and EU Affairs to the Ministry of interior of the Czech Republic.

    [3] MIK: Manage increased influx of migrants in Kosovo, April, March 2021 (Fact Sheet ICMPD, 4).

    [4] EU4SAVEALB: EU Support for the Effective Management of Green and Blue Borders in Albania, February 2019-April 2022 (Fact Sheet ICMPD, 7-8).

    [5] IKAM: Information and capacity building on asylum, legal and irregular migration in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Western Balkans, March 2021-March 2022 (ICMPD Fact Sheet, 9).

    [6] MiS BiH: Enhancement of Migration Information System for Strengthening Migration, Asylum and Border Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 2021-March 2023 (ICMPD Fact Sheet, 9-10).

    [7] In mid-June 2022, people living in Lipa reached out to local volunteers in BiH to inform them that for a week they did not have running water. At that moment, the temperatures were over 40 degrees. Even though less than 400 people were in the camp (capacity is 1,500), people were crammed in containers (six in each) with one small fan, and were receiving a gallon of water per person a day. Every day, one cistern was used. According to the testimony, there was no water in the bathrooms and toilets, either. After the information was published on social media, people in the camp told local volunteers that the employees in the camp threatened some of the residents, warning them that they cannot talk about the camp and saying that if they did not like the place they could leave.

    [8] Interview Suzana Jašarević online, 15 March 2022.

    https://lefteast.org/fortress-europe-austria-border-externalization

    #Autriche #externalisation #asile #migrations #réfugiés #frontières #contrôles_frontaliers #Balkans #route_des_Balkans #push-backs #refoulements #refoulements_en_chaîne #Slovénie #Croatie #migrerrance #violence #Balkan_Circuit #Return_Conference #Joint_Coordination_Platform_against_irregular_migration #renvois #expulsions #Joint_Coordination_Platform (#JCP) #Frontex #ICMPD #Michael_Spindelegger #return_specialists #spécialistes_du_retour #Salzburg_Forum #Kosovo #militarisation_des_frontières #complexe_militaro-industriel #Albanie #surveillance #surveillance_des_frontières #biométrie #Balkandac #empreintes_digitales #réadmission #Hilfswerk_International #Lipa #Bosnie #Bosnie_et_Herzégovine #Serbie #Macédoine_du_Nord #Monténégro

    • At the Heart of Fortress Europe

      The study provides a broad mapping of Austrian-based multilateral cooperation, actors, and or­ganisations that are heavily involved in EU border externalisation policies far beyond Austrian borders – and therefore in the violent and sometimes lethal approach to people on the move.

      Since the ‘long summer of migration’ in 2015 and the sealing of the Balkan Route in 2016, people on the move are trying to make their way to the European Schengen area via Bosnia-Herzegovina. According to Frontex, the Western Balkans has become one of the main migrant routes to Europe. The actors examined here are therefore of particular importance.

      https://www.transform-network.net/publications/issue/at-the-heart-of-fortress-europe

      #rapport

    • Balkans : la #Serbie, la #Hongrie et l’Autriche s’unissent contre l’immigration illégale

      La Serbie a accepté mercredi, en concertation avec la Hongrie et l’Autriche, de déployer des forces de police supplémentaires à sa frontière Sud avec la Macédoine du Nord, afin de lutter contre l’immigration illégale. L’Autriche va envoyer 100 policiers en renfort dans cette zone.

      La Serbie est parvenue à un accord avec la Hongrie et l’Autriche, mercredi 16 novembre, sur le déploiement de patrouilles de police conjointes le long de sa frontière Sud.

      « Nous avons convenu d’engager plus de police (...) à la frontière avec la Macédoine du Nord », a déclaré le président serbe Aleksandar Vucic, lors d’une conférence de presse organisée après la signature de l’accord avec les Premiers ministres hongrois et autrichien, Viktor Orban et Karl Nehammer.

      L’accord vise à freiner en amont les arrivées dans l’Union européenne (UE), la Serbie étant utilisée comme un pays de transit par les migrants. La route des Balkans occidentaux, via la Turquie, la Bulgarie, la Macédoine du Nord et la Serbie, reste la principale porte d’entrée dans l’UE pour les migrants. Près de 130 000 entrées irrégulières dans l’UE à partir de la route des Balkans occidentaux ont été enregistrées sur les dix premiers mois de l’année 2022, soit le nombre le plus fort depuis le pic de la crise migratoire de 2015, selon Frontex.
      « La migration illégale ne devrait pas être gérée, elle devrait être stoppée »

      Karl Nehammer a annoncé que son pays allait déployer 100 officiers de police pour aider son voisin serbe à patrouiller la frontière avec la Macédoine du Nord. Ces patrouilles seront secondées par des moyens techniques tels que « des caméras à vision thermique, des drones et des véhicules », a précisé le Premier ministre autrichien. Le même genre de matériel est déjà utilisé à la frontière serbo-hongroise où, depuis 2017, une clôture s’étend sur 160 km.

      Viktor Orban a, de son côté, affirmé que, depuis le début de l’année 2022, la Hongrie avait empêché 250 000 franchissements illégaux de frontières, dont beaucoup organisés par des passeurs armés. « La migration illégale ne devrait pas être gérée, elle devrait être stoppée », a-t-il ajouté, décrivant la situation à la frontière avec la Serbie comme « difficile ».

      Conséquence du mur érigé entre la Serbie et la Hongrie : les migrants se tournent vers les passeurs, seuls espoirs pour les aider à franchir. Résultat, dans la zone, leur mainmise s’exerce partout, dans les camps informels comme à l’intérieur des centres officiels, comme a pu le constater InfoMigrants sur place en octobre.
      En finir avec le « tourisme de l’asile »

      Toujours mercredi, Aleksandar Vucic a déclaré que son pays imposait désormais des visas aux ressortissants de la Tunisie et du Burundi, une mesure déjà annoncée en octobre mais qui entre ces jours-ci en vigueur.

      L’UE et la Suisse avaient fait pression pendant plusieurs semaines sur la Serbie afin qu’elle modifie sa politique des visas. Ces pays avaient reproché à la Serbie de servir de porte d’entrée vers l’UE à des migrants turcs, indiens, tunisiens, cubains et burundais, dispensés de visas jusque là pour venir dans le pays. C’est maintenant chose faite.

      Le président de la Serbie, du pays candidat à l’UE depuis 2012, avait promis que Belgrade alignerait sa politique des visas sur celle de Bruxelles « d’ici la fin de l’année » en commençant par la révocation des dispenses accordées aux Tunisiens, Burundais et Indiens. « Bientôt, deux autres pays seront soumis à cette même mesure car nous devrons avoir le même régime de visas que l’UE », a-t-il prévenu, sans préciser de quels pays il s’agissait.

      « Je suis reconnaissant envers le président de la Serbie pour tout ce qu’il fait pour en finir avec le ’tourisme de l’asile’ », a réagi, mercredi, Karl Nehammer.

      Ensemble, les Tunisiens, les Burundais, les Indiens, les Cubains et les Turcs représentent seulement 20% des migrants passés par la route des Balkans occidentaux depuis janvier 2022. La grande majorité des personnes qui transitent par la Serbie ne sont donc pas des exilés exemptés de visas. La plupart sont originaires d’Afghanistan et de Syrie.

      http://www.infomigrants.net/fr/post/44816/balkans--la-serbie-la-hongrie-et-lautriche-sunissent-contre-limmigrati

    • et donc :
      – on se fait enfumer
      (complexité accrue = enfumage quasi sûr)
      – par les actionnaires
      (la case en rouge en haut à droite)
      – depuis 20 ans

    • Cet objectif s’est concrétisé par la séparation entre les activités de distribution, de production et de commercialisation, afin que des nouvelles entreprises d’électricité puissent se lancer dans le jeu. Mais à l’approche des années 2010, les concurrents de l’ex-entreprise publique ont protesté : en raison du parc nucléaire français, payé par le contribuable français et désormais amorti, EDF reste l’entreprise la plus compétitive. Impossible donc d’instaurer la concurrence. L’idéologie face aux faits n’avait pas dit son dernier mot : en 2010, la loi NOME instaure le principe de l’Accès Régulé à l’Énergie Nucléaire Historique (Arenh) qui oblige EDF à vendre à prix coûtant à ses concurrents un quart de sa production. Le fournisseur d’énergie est contraint de céder une grosse quantité de son électricité nucléaire à sa propre concurrence à un tarif régulé s’élevant depuis le 11 mars 2022 à 46,20 euros par mégawattheure, un prix cassé par rapport au marché, où le mégawattheure s’échangeait le 22 août à plus de 600 euros. Cette aberration économique doit s’accompagner d’engagement de la part des fournisseurs alternatifs : par exemple, répercuter ce bon deal sur les prix offerts à leurs consommateurs, et surtout investir enfin dans la production d’énergie… ce qu’ils ne font pas, et ce qui explique en grande partie le manque de capacité énergétique que connaît le pays actuellement : « les concurrents [d’EDF] sont simplement des traders qui achètent et vendent leur électricité sans installer de la puissance de production qui aurait fait d’eux de vrais acteurs du marché », expliquait le secrétaire général de la branche Énergie du syndicat Force Ouvrière, Alain André, à franceinfo en août 2022.

  • La Compil’ de la Semaine
    https://www.les-crises.fr/la-compil-de-la-semaine-70

    Chaque semaine, nous vous proposons notre Compil’ de la Semaine : une sélection de dessins de presse à la fois drôles et incisifs, ainsi que des vidéos d’analyse participant à l’indispensable travail d’auto-défense intellectuelle. Bonne lecture et bon visionnage à toutes et à tous ! Dessins de Presse Vidéos INFLATION, GRANDE DISTRIBUTION : ENQUÊTE SUR […]

    #Miscellanées #Compil_de_la_Semaine #Miscellanées,_Compil_de_la_Semaine

  • Airline hired for UK’s #Rwanda deportations pulls out of scheme

    Exclusive: #Privilege_Style causes problem for Home Office as it bows to pressure from campaigners

    A charter airline hired to remove people seeking refuge in the UK to Rwanda has pulled out of the scheme after pressure from campaigners.

    A plane operated by Privilege Style first attempted to fly asylum seekers to the east African country in June but was grounded by an 11th hour ruling by the European court of human rights.

    The Mallorca-based carrier had become known as the UK government’s “airline of last resort” for its willingness to conduct deportation flights that other airlines refused.

    But after an email campaign by torture survivors and refugee organisations, Privilege Style has said it will no longer operate flights to Rwanda.

    The development will leave the UK government in a fix. Two other charter airlines that previously conducted deportation flights, Titan Airways and AirTanker, have already ruled themselves out of the scheme.

    In a letter to the charity Freedom from Torture, which has led the campaign under the hashtag #StopTheFlights, Privilege Style said it “hereby wishes to communicate the following: that it will not operate flights to Rwanda in the future. That it has never flown to Rwanda since the one flight scheduled for June 2022 (which is the reason for this controversy) was suspended.”

    The UK signed a £120m deal with the Rwandan government in April to outsource the UK’s asylum system as it sought to find a solution to a growing number of refugees entering the UK via small boats in the Channel.

    The deal meant people who had arrived in the UK by irregular means, such as by small boat, could be forced on to charter planes and flown to the east African country.

    It was criticised by human rights organisations because of Rwanda’s record as an authoritarian state that repeatedly imprisons, tortures and murders alleged political opponents.

    Privilege Style’s statement followed an escalation in public protests against it by campaigners. Last week, activists from Freedom from Torture presented the firm with “worst airline of the year” award at the carrier’s headquarters in Palma in front of the media.

    According to the carrier, its VIP customers include several Spanish companies and top Spanish football clubs.

    Campaigners targeted Privilege Style outside the Real Madrid v Barcelona match last week in Madrid, holding banners reading: “Don’t fly with Privilege Style while they profit from refugees’ pain.”

    No flights have taken off yet to Rwanda because of legal challenges in the high court.

    On 14 June, a Privilege Style Boeing 767 was due to take seven asylum seekers to Kigali from a military airport at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire. The day before it had taken tourists from Tenerife, Spain, to Düsseldorf.

    But the flight, which cost the UK taxpayer about £500,000, was cancelled at the last minute following a decision by the European court.

    Liz Truss, the outgoing prime minister, had pledged to continue the scheme. Candidates considering running to be prime minister – including Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt and Boris Johnson – are expected to support the deportations.

    Last month, a detailed review by the charity Medical Justice found many asylum seekers threatened with removal to Rwanda may have been tortured or trafficked into the UK.

    Kolbassia Haoussou, a torture survivor and a director at Freedom from Torture, said: “This is a victory for people power – for thousands who took action and for the torture survivors who stood up against the UK government’s cruel ‘cash for humans’ Rwanda scheme.

    “When I fled torture and persecution in central Africa, the UK gave me sanctuary and a chance to rebuild my life. It breaks my heart to see the government turning their back on people like me in their hour of need, and that private companies are profiting from their suffering.

    “Privilege Style’s decision to no longer fly torture survivors to Rwanda sends a message to the aviation industry: if you try and cash in on the pain of refugees, you will be held to account.”

    A Home Office spokesperson said: “We remain committed to our world-leading Migration Partnership with Rwanda, which will see those who come to the UK through dangerous, illegal and unnecessary routes relocated to Rwanda to rebuild their lives there.

    “Rwanda is a safe and secure country with a strong track record of supporting asylum seekers and we will continue to robustly defend the partnership in the courts. We do not comment on operational matters.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/oct/21/airline-hired-uk-rwanda-deportations-pulls-out-privilege-style
    #UK #Angleterre #procédure_d'asile #externalisation_de_la_procédure #pays_tiers #Rwanda #asile #migrations #réfugiés
    #avions #compagnie_aérienne

    –—

    ajouté à la métaliste sur la mise en place de l’#externalisation des #procédures_d'asile au #Rwanda par l’#Angleterre :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/966443

  • Stephen Totilo sur Twitter :
    https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1582753915229306883

    Lots to chew on in Microsoft’s emphatic response to UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, which recently demonstrated skepticism of MS’ $70 billion bid to buy Activision Blizzard (which includes King; don’t forget legit mobile powerhouse King!)

    […]

    Analyse de la réponse de Microsoft à l’enquête de la Competition and Markets Authority britannique à l’occasion du rachat d’Activision-Blizzard-King et des exclusivités à la console Xbox, excluant potentiellement la PlayStation de Sony de jeux populaires tels que Call of Duty.

    #jeu_vidéo #jeux_vidéo #business #rachat #acquisition #finance #concurrence #microsoft #activision_blizzard #king #activision_blizzard_king #abk #competition_and_markets_authority #cma #sony #xbox #console_playstation #console_xbox #jeu_vidéo_the_last_of_us #jeu_vidéo_ghost_of_tsushima #jeu_vidéo_god_of_war #jeu_vidéo_spider-man #jeu_vidéo_demon_s_souls #jeu_vidéo_uncharted #jeu_vidéo_spider-man_2 #jeu_vidéo_wolverine #jeu_vidéo_horizon #jeu_vidéo_final_fantasy_xvi #jeu_vidéo_forspoken #jeu_vidéo_call_of_duty #jeu_vidéo_candy_crush #xbox_game_pass #microsoft_windows #microsoft_azure #jeu_vidéo_final_fantasy_vii #console_nintendo_64 #jeu_vidéo_starfield #jeu_vidéo_outer_worlds_2 #jeu_vidéo_hellblade_2 #jeu_vidéo_minecraft #jeu_vidéo_the_elder_scrolls_vi

  • La Compil’ de la Semaine
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    Chaque semaine, nous vous proposons notre Compil’ de la Semaine : une sélection de dessins de presse à la fois drôles et incisifs, ainsi que des vidéos d’analyse participant à l’indispensable travail d’auto-défense intellectuelle. Bonne lecture et bon visionnage à toutes et à tous ! Dessins de Presse Vidéos USI Events – Benjamin Bayart : […]

    #Miscellanées #Compil_de_la_Semaine #Miscellanées,_Compil_de_la_Semaine

  • #Décharge budgétaire de #Frontex à nouveau bloquée

    Le Parlement européen réaffirme
    le respect inconditionnel des droits des personnes exilées


    Ce 18 octobre, le #Parlement_européen a refusé pour la seconde fois d’accorder la décharge budgétaire à l’agence Frontex pour ses #comptes de l’exercice 2020, suivant de ce fait l’avis adopté récemment par sa commission de Contrôle budgétaire (#CONT), sur base des nombreux constats de violations des #droits_humains et de #dysfonctionnements_internes.

    « Cette décision met une nouvelle fois Frontex devant ses responsabilités face aux nombreux cas de violations de droits fondamentaux que la société civile internationale et les personnes exilées dénoncent depuis plus de 10 ans », déclare le CNCD-11.11.11. Frontex sait dorénavant que ses activités sont sous surveillance vis-à-vis du respect des droits fondamentaux. L’#impunité n’est plus possible. L’Agence va devoir se plier aux exigences de #transparence, de mise en #responsabilité et de #contrôle_démocratique pour continuer d’exister.

    En effet, le 6 octobre 2022, la commission CONT du parlement UE a bloqué la décharge du #budget de Frontex suite à « l’ampleur des #fautes_graves et des possibles #problèmes_structuraux sous le précédent directeur exécutif de l’agence, qui a depuis démissionné à la suite des révélations du rapport de l’#OLAF du 28 avril dernier ».

    Les députés déplorent « que Frontex n’ait pas mis en œuvre certaines des conditions établies dans le précédent rapport du Parlement. Ils demandent notamment la suspension de ses activités de soutien (retours) en Hongrie, compte tenu du contexte lié à l’État de droit dans le pays, ainsi que le suivi de ses activités en Grèce, où l’Agence aurait mené des opérations de surveillance des frontières dans des régions où, simultanément, des refoulements de migrants avaient lieu ».

    Par ailleurs, les parlementaires se disent « choqués et profondément préoccupés par le suicide d’un membre du personnel, lié à des pratiques présumées de harcèlement sexuel » et se félicitent de la réouverture de ce dossier par la nouvelle direction exécutive qu’ils accueillent favorablement. Le vote négatif du Parlement européen ce 18 octobre doit être l’occasion d’une remise en question fondamentale de l’orientation du mandat de l’agence et de la manière dont elle remplit ce dernier. Des réformes structurelles, y compris en interne, doivent être mises en place au plus vite pour garantir la transparence et le respect des droits humains. La Belgique, qui siège au Conseil d’administration de Frontex, doit utiliser ce levier de manière à obtenir ces réformes. Elle doit également les exiger lors des négociations autour du Pacte européen sur la migration et l’asile dont on annonce l’adoption sous la présidence belge de l’Union européenne, début 2024.

    https://www.cncd.be/Decharge-budgetaire-de-Frontex-a
    #blocage #enfin #frontières #contrôles_frontaliers #migrations #asile #réfugiés

  • Opinion | We Should Try to Prevent Another Alex Jones - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/16/opinion/alex-jones-sandy-hook.html?te=1&nl=zeynep-tufekci&emc=edit_ntzt_20221016

    par Zeynep Tufekci

    Alex Jones achieved the epitome of despicability and now has been ordered to pay for it. His lies — that parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 had been actors taking part in a government plot to manufacture a pretext for stricter gun control — were blatant. He did not subtly deceive through misleading framing or cherry-picked facts. He targeted parents of murdered little children, who faced a barrage of threats; at least one family had to flee, moving away from where their child was buried.

    Now a Connecticut jury has ordered Jones to pay $965 million in damages to several families for his egregious cruelty, adding to a Texas jury award of $49 million in August to another Sandy Hook family.

    Defamation lawsuits can provide some relief to victims of horrendous lies, but they cannot fully repair the damage that has already been done.

    But the key issue is, the current media ecology makes it lucrative to lie outrageously.

    Jones got his start in talk radio peddling 9/11 conspiracies to great success. In later years, beyond his own webpage hosting his show, he found a home on platforms like YouTube and Facebook, where he could not only broaden his reach, but benefit from being recommended and amplified by the algorithms that prioritize “engagement” — which has often meant pushing inflammatory, tribalizing or conspiratorial content. Many supporters of Donald Trump were — and are — great fans. One comprehensive study from the Harvard Berkman Klein Center (where I’m a faculty associate) found that before the 2016 election, he was the 13th most shared source on Twitter among then-candidate Trump’s supporters. Between 2015 and 2018, his show averaged about $53 million in revenue annually.

    In 2018, after outrage over the way social media sites amplified such content, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify, among other major sites, removed his show. But by then, his machinery was in place and, based on witness testimony and Free Speech Systems’ bankruptcy filing, his company continued making millions of dollars each year.

    From what, you might wonder? In 2014, most of his then $20 million revenue came from selling supplements like “Super Male Vitality,” according to testimony Jones gave in a court case. After he was banned from major social media platforms in 2018, he expanded his sales, offering a 50 percent discount for at least one of his alleged testosterone boosters to “push back in the fight against globalist agenda” — a bargain at $34.95. Also available at the time was “Survival Shield X-2 — Nascent Iodine,” which Jones’s website describes as having been developed using “Thermodynamic Pressure Sensitive High Energy Sound Pulse Nano-Emulsion Technology.” A newer version of the product is described as derived from “ancient sea salts” found “thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface” and formulated “with our fellow patriots in mind.” Really, it’s a steal at $19.95, all major credit cards accepted.

    A recent study in Nature found that areas with higher levels of Fox News viewership had lower Covid vaccination rates, which are associated with higher hospitalization and death rates. This impact of Fox News was independent of local health care capacity or even partisanship. Plus, much of this effect was concentrated on people younger than 65, who might have thought they were safer from Covid, the study authors noted, and perhaps more open to messages of vaccine hesitancy and refusal.

    Even foot soldiers of the movement who sincerely bought into the antivax nonsense, suffered. According to a report from The Boston Globe, at least five conservative radio talk show hosts who campaigned against the vaccines died from Covid-19 over just a few months in 2021.

    It’s become so easy to lucratively lie to so many people, and we have few realistic and effective defenses against the harms of deceptions like these, not just to individuals but to our society.

    There have been campaigns to get major social media platforms to act more aggressively to get rid of liars, but why should we trust them to decide who should be banned? What if political winds shift?

    What’s the solution? No society can be constantly pulled at its seams like this and escape unscathed. The recent Jones verdict certainly did some damage to the industry of lucrative lying, and perhaps few are as deserving of this result than he is. But laws written for a different era cannot resolve the problems of our current media ecology.

    There are no easy, quick solutions, but perhaps a starting point would be to make it harder and less lucrative to lie to huge audiences. Rather than pursuing legally dubious and inadvisable efforts to ban speech or define and target misinformation, regulations should target the incentives for and the speed with which lies can be spread, amplified and monetized.

    One part of the solution might be to target reckless data surveillance online, by greatly limiting how much data can be collected, how long it can be retained, what it can be used for, and how it can be traded. Among other benefits, this could make chasing engagement less attractive as a business model.

    The work of civilization is not just discovering and unleashing new and powerful technologies, it is also regulating and shaping them, and crafting norms and values through education and awareness, that make societies healthier and function better. We are late to grapple with all of this, but late is better than never.

    #Médias #Social_medias #Zeynep_Tufekci #Complotisme #Economie_numerique

  • La Compil’ de la Semaine
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    #Miscellanées #Compil_de_la_Semaine #Miscellanées,_Compil_de_la_Semaine

  • La Compil’ de la Semaine
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  • #coronavirus #COVID19 #complotisme #antisémitisme
    > #antiracisme #antifascisme

    ★ Coronavirus et complotisme : Les habits rapiécés de l’antisémite...

    " Sur les réseaux de « réinformation » ou pendant certaines mobilisations contre le pass sanitaire, ces trente derniers mois ont été marqués par de nombreuses expressions explicites d’antisémitisme. Car loin d’avoir disparu après 1945, l’antisémitisme français est malheureusement toujours présent (...) "

    https://unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?Coronavirus-et-complotisme-Les-habits-rapieces-de-l-anti

  • « Complément d’enquête ». Porno : une industrie hors de contrôle ?
    https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-magazine/france-2/complement-d-enquete/complement-d-enquete-le-porno-sera-t-il-bientot-interdit_5363956.html

    Des mois d’enquête, des centaines d’auditions et une trentaine de plaintes pour viols : l’industrie du porno est dans le viseur de la justice. Au cœur de cette tentaculaire affaire, peut-être un vaste système de traite d’êtres humains. Pour « Complément d’enquête », des actrices ont accepté de sortir du silence et de raconter les humiliations et les violences qu’elles ont décrites aux policiers. Un célèbre producteur français est au cœur de leurs accusations mais ce sont tous les géants du secteur, Marc Dorcel ou Jacquie et Michel, qui sont dans la tourmente.
    Un rapport du Sénat

    Car l’affaire relance le débat : faut-il ou non interdire le X ? Portée par certaines associations de défense des droits des femmes, la question est désormais officiellement posée au Sénat, où tous les géants du porno ont été entendus... tous sauf un. Il s’appelle Stéphane Pacaud, il est très discret mais ses sites cumulent près de 6 milliards de vues par mois, faisant de lui un des leaders mondiaux du X et un des Français les plus riches : sa fortune atteindrait 400 millions d’euros en 2021, selon nos confrères de Challenges.
    Une loi pour l’instant inapplicable

    Contenu extrême, marketing agressif, accès gratuit : aujourd’hui, les sites classés X sont parmi les plus visités d’Internet, ils représentent une recherche sur cinq sur smartphone. En France, une loi interdit leur accès aux mineurs... mais elle est pour l’instant inapplicable.

    Une enquête de Rola Tarsissi, Mathieu Dreujou et Michel Pignard.

    La rédaction de « Complément d’enquête » vous invite à commenter l’émission sur Facebook ou sur Twitter avec le hashtag #ComplementDenquete.

    > Les replays des magazines d’info de France Télévisions sont disponibles sur le site de Franceinfo et son application mobile (iOS & Android), rubrique « Magazines ».

    #prostitution #pornographie #violences_sexuelles #viol #culture_du_viol #racisme #misogynie

  • À l’abri des regards : l’#enfermement illégal à la frontière franco-italienne

    À l’heure de discussions autour d’une nouvelle loi sur l’immigration et l’asile en France et d’une réforme de l’espace Schengen et du Pacte européen sur la migration et l’asile, un même constat s’impose : les politiques migratoires de l’Union européenne et de ses États membres sont constitutives de violations des droits fondamentaux et de la dignité des personnes en migration. Dans ce contexte, l’Anafé publie aujourd’hui un dossier sur l’enfermement illégal constaté depuis 2015 à la frontière franco-italienne, enfermement qui illustre les conséquences de ces politiques violentes.

    Ce dossier – composé d’une cartographie en ligne (https://ferme.yeswiki.net/fermons_les_zones_d-attente/?PagePrincipale), d’un guide de sensibilisation et d’une note d’analyse – décrit les lieux privatifs de liberté créés par les autorités françaises à la frontière franco-italienne depuis 2015 ainsi que les conditions indignes dans lesquelles les personnes en migration y sont enfermées, tout en démontrant le caractère ex frame, c’est-à-dire hors de tout cadre légal, de ces #lieux_d’enfermement.

    Prenant le contrepoint des autorités qui se retranchent derrière le vocabulaire d’une soi-disant « #mise_à_l’abri » pour qualifier ces locaux et des juridictions qui ne condamnent pas ces pratiques abjectes, l’Anafé entend, par ce dossier, témoigner de ces faits qui démontrent en réalité des pratiques de #détention_arbitraire à la frontière franco-italienne.

    « On n’enferme pas, on ne prive pas de liberté, de la protection de l’asile, d’eau, de nourriture, de soins ou de dignité celles et ceux que l’on entend mettre à l’abri. A l’abri de quoi ? Lorsque l’on déconstruit la sémantique des autorités policières et gouvernementales françaises, la vérité apparaît : elles mentent et enferment illégalement des centaines de femmes, d’enfants et d’hommes chaque année, en toute #impunité et parfois avec la #complicité des autorités judiciaires. », dénonce Alexandre Moreau, président de l’Anafé.

    Ce dossier entend ainsi rendre visible les logiques des politiques migratoires françaises, les violations quotidiennes des #droits_fondamentaux et mettre à jour la réalité de ce que l’administration française cherche, pour sa part, à éloigner des regards.

    « #Discrimination, #stigmatisation, #criminalisation et #déshumanisation des personnes en migration sont les fils conducteurs de politiques migratoires qui, depuis des décennies, mettent l’enfermement aux frontières au cœur de leur arsenal de mesures visant à lutter contre une soi-disant « invasion » de personnes en migration. Inefficace et violente, la privation de liberté est toujours utilisée pour empêcher les personnes d’avoir accès au territoire européen ou au sein des pays qui composent l’Union. Ce dossier vient ainsi rappeler que, pour garantir un État respectueux des droits fondamentaux, un impératif doit être respecté : la détention arbitraire des personnes en migration doit cesser. », commente Laure Palun, directrice de l’Anafé.

    Rappelant le constat de pratiques d’enfermement illégal dans les aéroports et les ports français qui, il y a 30 ans, a mené à la création de l’Anafé et au cadre légal de la zone d’attente, ce dossier s’inscrit dans la campagne menée depuis un an par l’Anafé contre l’enfermement aux frontières. Ainsi, aux côtés de la demande portée par l’Anafé de fermeture des zones d’attente, ce dossier conclut sur un seul et unique impératif : la fermeture des lieux d’enfermement ex frame à la frontière franco-italienne.

    http://www.anafe.org/spip.php?article648

    #frontière_sud-alpine #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Hautes-Alpes #Alpes_maritimes #Alpes #montagne #Italie #France #Modane #privation_de_liberté #détention #Menton #Menton_Garavan #Montgenèvre #Fréjus

  • EU mulls more police powers for west Africa missions

    The EU wants to further prop up anti-terror efforts at its overseas civilian missions in places like #Niger.

    Although such missions already seek to counter terrorism, the latest proposal (framed as a “mini-concept” by the EU’s foreign policy branch, the #European_External_Action_Service, #EEAS), entails giving them so-called “semi-executive functions.”

    Such functions includes direct support to the authorities by helping them carry out investigations, as well as aiding dedicated units to prosecute and detain suspected terrorist offenders.

    The concept paper, drafted over the summer, points towards a European Union that is willing to work hand-in-glove with corrupt and rights-abusing governments when it comes to issues dealing security and migration.

    This includes getting EU missions to seal cooperation deals between EU member state intelligence and security services with the host governments.

    And although the paper highlights the importances of human rights and gender equality, the terms are couched in policy language that clearly aims to boost policing in the countries.

    From helping them develop systems to collect biometric data to preserving and sharing “evidence derived from the battlefield”, the 14-page paper specifically cites the EU missions in Niger, Mali, Somalia, Libya, Iraq and Kosovo as prime examples.

    In Niger, the EU recently handed its mission a €72m budget and extended its mandate until September 2024.

    That budget includes training staff to drive armoured vehicles and piloting drones.

    Another EU internal document on Niger, also from over the summer, describes its mission there as “the main actor in the coordination of international support to Niger in the field of security.”

    It says Niger’s capacity to fight terrorism, organised crime and irregular migration has improved as a direct result of the mission’s intervention.

    The country was given €380m in EU funding spread over 2014 to 2020.

    In Mali, the EU mission there already supports the country’s dedicated units to intervene and investigate terror-related cases.

    But it had also temporarily suspended in April the operational training of formed units of the Malian armed forces and National Guard.
    Clash with Wagner in Mali

    The suspension followed reports that EU security trained forces in Mali were being co-opted by the Kremlin-linked Russian mercenary group Wagner, which was also operating in the Central African Republic.

    Mali has since withdrawn from the G5 Sahel, an anti-jihad grouping of countries in the region currently composed of Niger, Burkina, Mauritania, and Chad.

    And an internal EU paper from May posed the question of whether Malian authorities even want to cooperate with the EU mission.

    The EU’s mission there was also recently extended until 2024 with a €133.7m purse.

    The EU’s mini-concept paper on fighting terrorism, follows another idea on using specialised teams at the missions to also tackle migration.

    Part of those plans also aims to give the missions “semi-executive functions”, enabling them to provide direct support to police and carry out joint investigations on migration related issues.

    https://euobserver.com/world/156143

    #sécurité #migrations #asile #réfugiés #EU #UE #Union_européenne #externalisation #anti-terrorisme (toujours la même rhétorique) #Mali #mini-concept #semi-executive_functions #services_secrets #coopération #biométrie #données #collecte_de_données #Somalie #Libye #Kosovo #Irak #drones #complexe_militaro-industriel #G5_Sahel #budget #coût #police #collaboration

    ping @rhoumour @isskein @_kg_

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    #Miscellanées #Compil_de_la_Semaine #Miscellanées,_Compil_de_la_Semaine

  • La Compil’ de la Semaine
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