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Frontex promotes, coordinates and develops European border management in line with the EU fundamental rights charter applying the concept of Integrated Border Management … more


  • 2017-02-22

    Frontex to boost recruitment in 2017

    With the expansion of its role and activities as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex is looking to significantly increase the size of its staff over the next three years. This year alone, the agency aims to increase its staffing level to 600 from the current level of about 400. more


  • 2017-02-15

    Frontex publishes Risk Analysis for 2017

    In 2016, migration pressure at Europe’s external borders remained high with the detection of over half a million illegal border-crossings. Frontex estimates that this figure corresponds to about 382 000 migrants coming to Europe from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Compared to the 1.8 million illegal border-crossings reported in 2015, 2016 saw a significant decrease, but this figure is still higher than any annual figure for arrivals between 2010 (104 060) and 2014 (282 933). more


  • 2017-02-08

    Joint EASO-Frontex Management Board session held in Malta

    Today, the Management Boards of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Border and Coastguard Agency (Frontex) held their first joint meeting in Malta. The heads of border guard and asylum services of 28 Member States plus representatives from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland discussed cooperation between the agencies as a crucial element in implementing the European Union’s policies on migration management. more


  • 2017-01-06

    Fewer migrants at EU borders in 2016

    The total number of migrants reaching Europe by two main sea routes in 2016 fell by nearly two-thirds to 364 000 in comparison with 2015. Last year saw a significant drop in arrivals on the Greek islands, while Italy experienced a record number of migrants. more


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