Op-ed: Europe's border-industrial complex: the arms dealers and tech companies driving 'Fortress Europe'

Rachel Griffin, The Paris Globalist, 12 June 2021 - Europe’s Mediterranean border is the most dangerous border in the world. Over 2,000 people have died trying to enter Europe since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic alone. This is one of the starkest reminders of the racism deeply embedded in the European project, where unity, prosperity and free movement for Europeans are founded on the violent exclusion and repression of others. [...]

The NGOs Stop Wapenhandel and Corporate Europe Observatory have published detailed reports on the lobbying operations arms and technology companies use to promote their preferred political frames. For instance, the industry enjoys close relationships with European policymakers, facilitated by a ‘revolving door’ between public and private positions. [...]