AGREEMENT BETWEEN EU AND ALBANIA: SOON EUROPEAN BORDER GUARDS AT BORDER BETWEEN GREECE AND ALBANIA

An agreement between Albania and the European Union came into force on 1st of May. The agreement allows the European Border and Coast Guard (Frontex) to carry out operations and to deploy teams at the border between Albania and Greece. This means that Frontex personal will be able to control the border and will try to prevent migrants from crossing the border illegally. According to a press release, the first teams are expected to start working at the end of May this year. The agreement is part of a larger plan of the European Union to strengthen their border control and to fight smugglers and traffickers. Other agreements similar to the one with Albania have already been signed with North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro. These agreements will come into force in the near future and will also allow Frontex to control the borders there. In the next years the European Union wants to increase the Frontex personal to 10.000 boarder guards.

Source: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-19-2336_en.htm
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