The concept of the European border agency Frontex will officially change today, in Bulgaria. In the village Kapitan Andreevo, which is located at both the border to Turkey and the one to Greece, European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boiko Borissov will symbolically start “Frontex Reloaded”, “Frontex 2.0”, or whatever the new approach could be called. The event will take place this morning.
Within the European Union, Commissioner Avramopoulos is responsible for improving border control, for migration and for fighting radicalization and human trafficking. Frontex will keep its headquarters in Warsaw, but the focus of its work and its area of operation will switch from the Mediterranean to Bulgaria’s southern border.
The new Frontex will have a reserve of 1500 border guards, who can be sent to the outer borders of the E.U. quickly, in case of crises.
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