Author: Mark Akkerman
Mark Akkerman is author of the 2018 report “Expanding the Fortress: The policies, profiteers and people shaped by E.U.’s border externalisation programme” and a researcher at Stop Wapenhandel, the Dutch Campaign Against Arms Trade, and for the Transnational Institute (TNI).

At a time when European Union budgets are threatened by Brexit, Italian political instability and an unfinished economic crisis, the European Commission’s proposal for triple funding for borders, migration and asylum suggests an unusual consensus in favour of border security. (More…)