European Border and Coast Guard multiannual programme
Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 novembre 2016
Frontex’ multiannual programme for 2017-2019 will be presented to the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday morning 11.30-12.30 by Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of Frontex. MEPs will also debate the implementation of the new European Border and Coast Guard regulation.The plans to upgrade the EU border control system, bringing together the EU’s Frontex border agency and national border management authorities, was endorsed by MEPs on 6 July 2016. The purpose of the new system is to ensure that the EU external borders are safer and better managed. Under the new mandate, national authorities will still manage their borders on a day-to-day basis but, if their EU external borders are under pressure, they will be able to seek help from the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG). A rapid reserve pool of at least 1,500 border guards and a technical equipment pool will be put at the disposal of the Agency. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency was officially launched the beginning of October, less than a year after it was first proposed by the Commission.