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Frontex and #Poland sign the headquarters agreement

Frontex and #Poland sign the headquarters agreement

Today (9 March), Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and the Polish government signed the headquarters agreement, which defines the legal status for the agency and its employees in Poland. The agreement will also allow Frontex to build its new headquarters in Warsaw on land provided by the Polish government. “The signing of […]

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58 arrests and 48 firearms seized in joint action against arms trafficking in the #WesternBalkans

58 arrests and 48 firearms seized in joint action against arms trafficking in the #WesternBalkans

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Between 27 and 29 January, law enforcement authorities from 19 countries1, together with Frontex and Europol, joined forces to tackle arms trafficking. During a 3-day joint action coordinated from Europol’s Operational Centre in The Hague, physical checks were carried out, mainly in the Western Balkans region. The Europol Operational Centre saw participating authorities exchanging information on people […]

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#Turkey: European Parliament’s largest party says visa rules must not be watered down

#Turkey: European Parliament’s largest party says visa rules must not be watered down

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The EU-Turkey agreement is proof that Europe works and that Europe can bring results despite the criticism from various sides”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, during the debate on the legal aspects, democratic control and implementation of the EU-Turkey settlement. “We are moving forward and we are […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#DublinRegulation: Conservative Party urges to make the EU’s rules on asylum work better

#DublinRegulation: Conservative Party urges to make the EU’s rules on asylum work better

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has put forward on 6 April two possible visions for the future of the EU’s Dublin regulation, which determines where asylum applications should be made. One vision is a complete overhaul of the system which would see automatic and mandatory redistribution of applicants around the EU. The other vision broadly fits with […]

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#RefugeesCrisis: EU starts implementing controversial EU-Turkey deal

#RefugeesCrisis: EU starts implementing controversial EU-Turkey deal

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thousands of EU staff start arriving on the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on Monday 28 March to take on the daunting task of mass repatriation of asylum seekers to Turkey, writes Martin Banks. Some 4,000 staff, including judges, interpreters, migration officers, asylum experts, border guards and others will be deployed, tasked with managing each […]

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#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

President Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed Maarten Verwey to act as the EU Coordinator to implement the EU-Turkey statement. This follows the agreement by heads of state or government meeting in the European Council today that “the Commission will coordinate and organise together with member states and agencies the necessary support structures to implement it effectively.” Following […]

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