EU Coast Guard

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EU Coast Guard

Migration pressures and the flow of refugees, especially across the Mediterranean Sea, have compelled the EU to equip itself with a coast guard that will become operational early 2017.

 

European law

Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 of 14 September 2016 on the European Border and Coast Guard

 

EU Agencies

Cooperation is enhanced between the EU’s three competent agencies: the European Fisheries Control Agency, the European Maritime Safety Agency and Frontex.

 

FRONTEX – European Border and Coast Guard Agency

 

Statements of EU Institutions

European Commission Flyer

EU Operations in the Mediterranean Sea

 

6.10.2016: European Commission press release

Securing Europe’s external borders: Launch of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency

Launch of the European Border and Coast Guard

 

15.12.2015: Commission Communication

A European Border and Coast Guard and effective management of Europe’s external borders (COM(2015) 673)

 

Written Questions by Members of the European Parliament (rule 130)

Written Question “European Border and Coast Guard” with answer by Commissioner Avramopoulos of 20.9.2016

Written Question “European Border and Coast Guard Right of Intervention” with answer by Commissioner Avramopoulos of 20.9.2016

Written Question “Policy on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency” with answer by Commissioner Avramopoulos of 20.9.2016

Written Question “Strengthening the interception capacity of the Turkish Coast Guard” with answer by Commissioner Hahn of 6.4.2016

Written Question “The European Border and Coast Guard” with answer by Commissioner Avramopoulos of 24.2.2016

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