FRONTEX - Press Pack

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
FRONTEX - Press Pack

About the European Border and Coast Guard Agency

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency has been built on the foundations laid by Frontex, which had been coordinating the operational cooperation of EU Member States at the external borders for more than a decade. The concept of European Board and Coast Guard comprises the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and national authorities responsible for border management, including coast guard. While the responsibility for the management of the external borders remains primarily with the Member States, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency supports border control at land, air and sea borders by reinforcing, assessing and coordinating actions of member states at the external borders of the European Union. It coordinates the deployment of technical equipment (vessels, helicopters ...and boats) and specialised border guards to those EU countries which face an increased migratory pressure....

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