Frontex border agency deployed for the first time outside the EU


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Frontex officers for the first time were deployed out the borders of the European Union.

The European Union’s border agency on Tuesday, for the first time stationed officers along Albania’s border with Greece to help fight illegal migration and crime.

Supervised by an Albanian team leader, the Frontex officers are empowered to act as Albanian officers to spot illegal crossings, check them and collect information, and also fight human and drug trafficking and car theft.

Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU’s Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner, said that though the overall situation along the Western Balkans route was stable, with low levels of arrivals, one needs to remain vigilant.


Via Reuters / European Commission






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