Will the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency restore trust in the EU’s ability to protect its external borders?

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A photograph made available on 27 June 2016 shows Greek Orthodox monk (L) welcoming refugees arriving on a dinghy on a northeastern coast of the island of Lesvos, Greece.

Will the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency restore trust in the EU’s ability to protect its external borders?


EU policy and legal initiatives in the field of immigration and asylum have been gaining momentum over the past few months. Key developments in this area have included, most notably, the adoption of the Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals and the revised 'Blue Card' scheme for highly skilled workers from outside the EU; the Migration Partnership Framework; the EU-Turkey agreement on migration; the Communication on Dublin IV, aiming to introduce a ‘corrective fairness mechan...


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