Teams of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, which was formerly known as Frontex, are joining forces with Albania's police to patrol the Balkan nation's land and sea borders in the agency's first-ever joint operation is a non-EU country.

The mission will be launched on 22 May, six months after the EU signed a status agreement with Tirana on its border management, an agreement that entered into force three weeks ago.

"Today, we will send off the joint European Border and Coast Guard...

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