Frontex

    • EU creates first permanent border force

      EU creates first permanent border force

      The EU on Friday formally established its first permanent border corps, which will enforce Frontex with 10,000 officers by 2027, news wires reported.The adoption by Member States means that the EU border and coast guard agency for Schengen area will have personnel wearing its uniform and on its payroll who can be deployed to the bloc's external borders to handle crises or general management. Frontex currently has up to 1,500 officers active at any time but they are seconded to the agency by Member States for short missions, along with ships and aircraft.

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    • Migrant entries into Europe up

      Migrant entries into Europe up

      The number of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes rose by 6% to around 8,300 compared to the previous month, EU's border and coast agency, Frontex, said Thursday. From the previous month the Western Mediterranean route near Spain saw a rise of 55% from the previous month to almost 2,350, with nationals of Morocco, Mali, and Algeria accounting for the largest number of migrants who used it.

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    • Frontex meets with Western Balkans partners

      Frontex meets with Western Balkans partners

      The Management Board of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, met for the first time in Warsaw with partners from the Western Balkan countries to discuss joint strategies to address migration and security challenges in the region, the agency stated in a press release. 

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