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12 Jan, 2013

IPS – Closing Europe’s Borders Becomes Big Business

ATHENS/WARSAW, Jan 9 2013 (IPS) – The European Union is implementing a new border management system with tougher migration control the core aim. Major security and weapons companies are already reaping the benefits.

Frontex, the EU border agency, has financed major weapons and security equipment producers to present their equipment in demonstrations. European national border guards have participated in these demonstrations as potential customers, IPS learns.

Frontex confirmed to IPS that the agency has been paying weapons and security equipment manufacturers to participate in demonstrations of equipment which national agencies attended as potential customers.

Read the rest: IPS – Closing Europe’s Borders Becomes Big Business | Inter Press Service.