The European Union is set to take its largest step in European integration to date with the creation of the European Border and Coast Guard which will replace Frontex and have new powers, including the right to deploy intervention forces if the integrity of the Schengen borders are considered to be at risk. Between January and November 2015 an estimated 1.5 million people entered the EU illegally. This figure represents an all-time peak in European Union history.

According to EU officials and...

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