EU’s anti-immigration biometrics projects in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

Originally published on on 03.03.2022.

The European Union (EU) and its member states have viewed immigration as a political subject for some time. Even six years after a massive spike in migrant numbers in 2015, immigration still remains a hot topic in the EU.

On one hand, liberal, Green, and Social Democrat parties, especially in Western Europe, advocate for the right of free movement. On the other hand, conservative parties, including the current governments of Poland and Hungary, are dead set on preventing, or at least limiting, migration.