Private security firms are bidding to guard EU-funded migrant detention centres in Greece, amid a report by Medecins Sans Frontiers which says poor conditions are causing disease.
The EU's eastern bloc wants Brussels to hand back powers to capitals, but also wants a European army, Merkel was told in Poland amid preparations for a post-Brexit summit.
Italian prime minister is expected to present a quick reconstruction plan and request more budget flexibility from the EU after this week's tragic earthquake.
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- France's highest court suspends burkini ban
- Greeks paid €1bn more in taxes in June
- Greek minister denounces EU letter on former statistics chief
- Turks seeking asylum in Greece may cause diplomatic row
- Merkel becomes digital resident of Estonia
- Report: VW will compensate US dealers with €1bln
- EU mulls making Google pay news media for content
A growing number of EU countries use private security firms to guard migrant detention centres and handle visa applications, raising questions of accountability if things go wrong. EUobserver looks at the rise of a new European security industry.
Nikolaj Nielsen is a Danish-American journalist working for EUobserver in Brussels. He won a King Baudouin Foundation grant for investigative journalism in 2010.
A growing number of EU countries are using private security firms to guard migrant detention centres, raising questions about accountability if things go wrong.
MEPs Thursday gave the green light to a new European Border Surveillance system. Critics says the deal places too much emphasis on stopping migration rather than saving lives.
The EU commission wants to fingerprint anyone who enters the EU, but critics say it risks violating numerous privacy rights.
EOS, a trade body of some of Europe's main arms dealers, wants to buy and sell EU maritime surveillance data, in its latest push to shape EU policy.
Private security companies operating UK-based immigrant removal centres use formulas to calculate the profit loss incurred when detainees commit suicide under their watch.
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