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Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (5.5.16) including "dodgy visa deal" with Turkey and Dublin III
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.2546 words] - Feature Article
- MSF to pull out of World Humanitarian Summit (link): "with ...
 
European commission faces challenge to grant visa-free travel to Turks
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.150 words]
"EU executive gives provisional blessing to key scheme in deal with Ankara, as asylum rules overhaul also hits trouble... In another important c...
 
US visa crackdown 'a step too far'
Statewatch News Online, December 2015 [c.178 words]
"US politicians vote to change visa waiver for people with links to certain countries.... On Tuesday, politicians voted to stop anyone who has visi...
 
European Parliament: MEPs question Commission over problems with biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, April 2012 [c.6 words]
Press release (pdf)...
 
EU: European Commission: Security features in travel documents: Belgium does not comply with the obligations to issue biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, October 2011 [c.52 words]
EU: European Commission: Security features in travel documents...
 
EU: European Commission: Sixth report on certain third countries' maintenance of visa requirements in breach of the principle of reciprocity
Statewatch News Online, November 2010 [c.126 words]
EU: European Commission: Sixth report on certain third cou...
 
EU: Entry visas for Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina : Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders
Statewatch News Online, November 2010 [c.147 words]
Entry visas for Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina: Regulation amend...
 
UK: House of Commons Library: Biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, June 2010 [c.206 words]
UK: House of Commons Library: Biometric passports (pdf)....
 
UK: Bill to abolish ID cards published: Identity Documents Bill
Statewatch News Online, May 2010 [c.131 words]
UK: Bill to abolish ID cards published: Identity Documents Bill (p...
 
Netherlands: Central databases challenged, by Kees Hudig
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 20 no 1 January-March 2010 [c.1557 words] - Feature Article
The creation of a database containing the fingerprints of all Dutch citizens is being legally challenged by a group of people supported by the Priv...
 
UK: New coalition government pledges to reverse the substantial erosion of civil liberties and roll-back-state intrusion, by Max Rowlands
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 20 no 1 January-March 2010 [c.5544 words] - Feature Article
Analyses civil liberty commitments made by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government on ID cards, the DNA database, CCTV, anti-terrorism measur...
 
Netherlands: Biometric passport data linked to criminal databases by John van Someren (Vrijbit) and Katrin McGauran (Statewatch)
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 19 no 3 July-September 2009 [c.2861 words] - Feature Article
The worldwide attack on civil liberties is reflected in the Dutch state, which has become known for its far-reaching control mechanisms and corpora...
 
European Parliament: Abolish 1st [and 2nd] reading secret deals - bring back democracy “warts and all”, by Tony Bunyan
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 19 no 2 April-June 2009 [c.3840 words] - Feature Article
The new European Parliament starts its new term with major questions hanging over the way it is doing its job. In the last parliament over 80% of n...
 
EU: Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting, Prague, 15-16 January 2009
Statewatch News Online, January 2009 [c.324 words]
Home Affairs press release (pdf)  
EU: European Parliament votes against taking fingerprints of children under 12 years old for EU passports
Statewatch News Online, January 2009 [c.96 words]
EP press release (pdf) Background: The primary decision t...
 
UK: Face scans for air passengers to begin in UK this summer - Officials say automatic screening more accurate than checks by humans
Statewatch News Online, April 2008 [c.414 words]
Article in the Guardian (link) Report that the UK B...
 
EU: Commission stands firm on biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, April 2008 [c.36 words]
Article in European Voice (link) "The European Commission is pressi...
 
UK: ID cards: Government "re-think" makes little difference to ID for all
Statewatch News Online, March 2008 [c.135 words]
Plan for ID cards announced (Home Office release, pdf) Home Secretary's speech (pdf) Although the words "enjoy", "benefit" and "voluntary" figur...
 
EU: European Commission proposes "entry-exit" system
Statewatch News Online, February 2008 [c.349 words]
Communication (pdf) The Commission is proposing that the entry and exi...
 
EU: The surveillance of travel where everyone is a suspect
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 18 no 1 January-March 2008 [c.1132 words] - Feature Article
- "all travellers are... considered a priori as potential law breakers" The Commission's "border package", announced in February, comes on t...
 
EU: All children in the EU over six years old to be fingerprinted for EU passports and ID cards
Statewatch News Online, November 2007 [c.370 words]
The European Commission is proposing that all children over 6 are fingerprinted for EU passports (and nationally-issued ID cards) - the only reason th...
 
UK: Child fingerprint plan considered
Statewatch News Online, March 2007 [c.145 words]
BBC News (link) The government plans envisage that from 2008 children aged 16 and over will...
 
EU-USA: USA requirement for EU passports to have "biometrics" comes into force (26 October 2006)
Statewatch News Online, October 2006 [c.458 words]
In fact, the "requirement" means that all new passports issued from today have to have the normal passport photo "digitised", that is copied onto an R...
 
EU: "biometric passports": We will not just have to be finger-printed once but over and over again
Statewatch News Online, July 2006 [c.672 words]
On 29 June the European Commission announced the "second part" of the introduction of biometric passports under Council Regulation 2252/2004. In the j...
 
EU: "Interoperability" - the end of checks and balances on EU databases
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 15 no 6 November-December 2005 [c.723 words]
It has been apparent from some time that the so-called "principle of availability" between of law enforcement and other agencies would extend to plann...
 
EU Presidency: UK circulate paper on: Liberty and security, striking the right balance
Statewatch News Online, September 2005 [c.63 words]
This paper covers data retention, biometric passports and ID cards, EU passeng...
 
ICAO: Machine-readable and biometric passports will not be in place until 2018-2020
Statewatch News Online, August 2005 [c.906 words]
On 17 July 2005 the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) announced that its 188 contracting states had agreed that: "all must begin iss...
 
EU: Biometrics - from visas to passports to ID cards
Statewatch News Online, July 2005 [c.2951 words] - Feature Article
- The EU does not have the powers to introduce biometrics for national ID cards - The ICAO standard only requires a "facial image" - USA not intend...
 
EU: Biometrics - from visas to passports to ID cards
Statewatch News Online, July 2005 [c.2951 words] - Feature Article
- The EU does not have the powers to introduce biometrics for national ID cards - The ICAO standard only requires a "facial image" - USA not intend...
 
UK: Biometric passports will do little to stop terrorism
Statewatch News Online, July 2005 [c.224 words]
The Chief Executive of the UK Passport Service, Bernard Herdan, in an interview with the Financial Times (29.6.05). claimed that new biometric passpor...
 
UK: New passport "processing centres"
Statewatch News Online, April 2005 [c.164 words]
The government is to use the Royal Prerogative (powers exercised by government on behalf of the Queen) to set up 70 new passport "processing centres" ...
 
EU: Report on biometrics dodges the real issues
Statewatch News Online, March 2005 [c.1082 words] - Feature Article
- report: "puts economics and profit above liberties and privacy" A report from the EU's Joint Research Centre on the use of biometrics takes what ...
 
EU: “Anti-terrorism” legitimises sweeping new “internal security” complex
Statewatch News Online, January 2005 [c.734 words]
In June 2004 Javier Solana, the EU High Representative for defence and foreign policy, announced that internal security services (eg: MI5 in the UK) a...
 
EU: General Affairs Council adopts Regulation on mandatory facial images and fingerprints in EU passports
Statewatch News Online, December 2004 [c.258 words]
Biometric passports: General Affairs Council adopted Regulation on mandatory facial images and fingerprints in EU passports at its meeting in Brussels...
 
EU: European Parliament votes through report on biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, December 2004 [c.243 words]
The European Parliament today (2.12.04) voted through its report on biometric passports with 471 votes in favour to 118 against and 6 abstentions. The...
 
EU: EU governments blackmail European Parliament into quick adoption of its report on biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, November 2004 [c.2763 words] - Feature Article
- the Council of the European Union (the 25 governments) has told the parliament it can have full powers of "co-decision" after it adopts its repor...
 
EU: biometric passports and mandatory fingerprinting: Statewatch legal analysis questions the legality of the proposed Regulation
Statewatch News Online, November 2004 [c.693 words] - Feature Article
- "no powers conferred upon the EC by the EC Treaty, taken separately or together, confer upon the EC the power to adopt the proposed Regulation"
 
EU: EU governments demand that the European Parliament rushes through mandatory finger-printing and biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, November 2004 [c.1449 words] - Feature Article
- is an "urgent" decision justified? - why does the European Parliament not question the legal basis of the measure? - why does the parliament's dra...
 
News in Brief; Sweden to start issuing biometric passports and e-ID cards in 2005
Statewatch News Online, September 2004 [c.3 words]
Link...
 
EU: “Anti-terrorism” legitimises sweeping new “internal security” complex
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 14 no 5 August-October 2004 [c.727 words] - Feature Article
In June Javier Solana, the EU High Representative for defence and foreign policy, announced that internal security services (eg: MI5 in the UK) are to...
 
Congress votes to put back the deadline for biometric passports by one year
Statewatch News Online, June 2004 [c.62 words]
The government had asked for two years because the EU said could not meet deadlie of 26 October 2004. It is very unlikely that EU states can meet new ...
 
Privacy concerns in USA lead to withdrawal of CAPPS II - Could this happen in the EU?
Statewatch Bulletin; vol 14 no 3/4 May-July 2004 [c.713 words] - Feature Article
- farce over mandatory biometic identifier - facial scans or fingerprints? The withdrawal of CAPPS II (Computer Assisted Passenger Pre-Screening Sy...
 
News in Brief; UK House of Commons committee on European Scrutiny questions legal basis for the introduction of EU biometric passports
Statewatch News Online, April 2004 [c.6 words]
Committee report...
 
USA forced to put off demand for biometric passports for EU visitors for two years
Statewatch News Online, April 2004 [c.382 words]
The US government has puts off its demand that visitors from the EU should have biometric passports by October 2004 until November 2006. This is prima...
 
Compulsory ID cards planned
Statewatch News Online, April 2004 [c.723 words]
The Home Secretary, David Blunkett, has announced that a Bill to introduce ID cards will be published in the next few weeks - which will include power...
 
European Parliament's Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights delays its report on EU biometric passports until the autumn
Statewatch News Online, April 2004 [c.176 words]
EU biometric passports: European Parliament's Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights meeting in Brussels today (6.4.04) decided to delay its repor...
 
Prime Minister says there is "no longer a civil liberties objection" to ID cards
Statewatch News Online, April 2004 [c.634 words]
At his monthly press conference the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said that identity cards will be introduced "more quickly than even we anticipated". H...
 
Statewatch's "Scoreboard" on the threats to civil liberties and privacy in EU terrorism plans
Statewatch News Online, March 2004 [c.415 words] - Feature Article
1. "Scoreboard" examines 57 planned measures: Statewatch Scoreboard on terrorism...
 
EU: New "G5" group of Interior Ministers meet for second time in France
Statewatch News Online, October 2003 [c.192 words]
Five EU Interior Ministers - from France, Italy, Spain, Germany and UK - met in La Baule, France on 18-19 October. This was the second such meeting of...
 

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