MEPs back plans for new European border and coast guard

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Refugees with their children are transported by a boat of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) after being rescued at sea, in the port of Chios, Chios Island, Greece.

MEPs back plans for new European border and coast guard


The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee on May 30 backed plans to set up an integrated EU border management system, with a flagship European Border and Coast Guard agency, bringing together Frontex and national border management authorities.

This new system would enable extra border guard teams to be rapidly deployed to EU countries whose external borders are under pressure. National authorities would still manage their borders on a day-to-day basis, but could seek help from the n...


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