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March 2017: The Commission will publish its 2nd report on the progress in making the new European Border and Coast Guard fully operational

The news:

In March 2017, the European Commission will publish its second monthly report on the progress achieved and the work still needed in making the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency fully operational.

 

The background:

The European Border and Coast Guard was launched on 6 October 2016, and is a key element in strengthening control of the EU external borders. Its full functioning should allow for a return to the Schengen principles of free travel without internal borders. As reported in the 1st progress report on making the European Border and Coast Guard operational, important steps have already been completed, including the setting up of mandatory rapid reaction pools for border guards and equipment and the launch of new pools for return intervention teams. These can be deployed in support of Member States who have the primary role and competence in reinforcing the control at the external border.

 

The sources:

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the operationalisation of the European Border and Coast Guard

FACTSHEET: The new European Border and Coast Guard Agency

European Border and Coast Guard Agency website

 

AGENDA/17/295

Press contacts:

General public inquiries: Europe Direct by phone 00 800 67 89 10 11 or by email


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