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21st Sep 2017

Investigation

Privatising immigration

  • (Photo: Jack Spades)

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.

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