Arming Big Brother - The EU's Security Research Programme
This Statewatch-TNI report examines the development of the security-industrial complex in Europe
and in particular the development of the EU Security Research Programme (ESRP). Spawned by
the military-industrial complex, the security-industrial complex has developed as the traditional
boundaries between external security (military) and internal security (security services) and law
enforcement (policing) have eroded. With the global market for technologies of repression more
lucrative than ever in the wake of 11 September 2001, it is on a healthy expansion course.
TRIPS Project: Progress meeting in Unterlüss
A progress meeting on the TRIPS (Transport
Infrastructures Protection System) Project took
place in Unterlüss (Germany) on 29 September. This
project, supported by EC funding and launched by a
kick-off meeting in Brussels on 9 May, addresses
security in mainline, subway or metro railways systems.
Enhancing security to improve the protection
of railway systems poses many challenges in the
mission of protection of the EU citizens against terrorism.
UIC participates to this project, as well as
SNCF, Ansaldo, Sagem Défense Sécurité ot Thales
among the 17 participants on the whole.