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EU grapples with smugglers as people fleeing conflict face torture

23.07.14 @ 09:28

... Alfano told MEPs in Brussels that the EU’s border agency Frontex needs to be reinforced and absorb some of the Italian ...

TickerItaly wants bigger Frontex role in Mediterranean

22.07.14 @ 12:50

... in Brussels on Tuesday he wants the EU's border agency Frontex to expand and take over some of the Italian-led ...

TickerNo immediate EU assistance for Italy on boat migrants

09.07.14 @ 09:24

... on Tuesday repeated calls for EU's border control agency Frontex to take over Italy's Mare Nostrum mission rescuing migrants ... . EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom who met Alfano in Milan refused, saying "Frontex is a small agency and cannot take over Mare Nostrum ...

Juncker: Economics commissioner will be a Socialist

08.07.14 @ 18:01

... said, noting that the budget for the EU border agency, Frontex - €80 million a year - is "ridiculous". He said he was the ...

Italy: struggling to make itself heard on migration

07.07.14 @ 09:23

... in investment, particularly to extend the EU's border programme, Frontex, to help with Mare Nostrum: "Budgetary decisions need to be ...

TickerEU will not commit more funds to migration policies

26.06.14 @ 09:31

... Nostrum," she said. But "to just replace it with a Frontex operation isn't possible. We don't have the money."

TickerItaly wants EU to take lead in migrant sea rescue operations

18.06.14 @ 09:21

... Reuters. Prime minister Matteo Renzi says the EU's border agency Frontex should take charge of Italy's naval operation, Mare Nostrom.

OpinionItalian MEP candidates scaremongering on immigration

15.05.14 @ 09:08

... million to Italy for migration management. The existence of a Frontex mission (the EU border agency) in the Mediterranean Sea is ...

TickerEU illegal border entry detections up 48% in 2013

15.05.14 @ 08:45

... percent when compared to 2012, according the EU's border agency Frontex. Last year some 107,000 attempted border crossings were detected ...

EU border surveillance system not helping to save lives

14.05.14 @ 18:50

... ,” said EU home affairs spokesperson Michele Cercone. Migrants fleeing conflict Frontex data confirms the commission assessment. Around 7,400 Syrians were ... the shortest distance to Italian waters. People inside the country have told Frontex that a large number of migrants and refugees are stranded ...

Italian right calls for end to migrant rescue programme

23.04.14 @ 09:29

... last week. For its part, the EU's border patrol agency Frontex has provided €7.1 million for its Italian operations so far this year ...

TickerItaly: Boat migrants are landing 'non-stop'

09.04.14 @ 18:25

... [the EU] cannot say that, having given €80mn to [border agency] Frontex, the problem has been resolved," he added, the Guardian reports.

Migration routes change, migrants' security does not

01.04.14 @ 09:32

... way to Europe increasingly turn to unsafe routes. Route by route Frontex collects detailed information on eight routes taken by undocumented migrants ... ” of migrants on each route, in collaboration with European member states. Frontex starts and coordinates so-called “joint operations” between member states, that ...

InvestigationThe Migrants' Files: surveying migrants' deaths at Europe's door

31.03.14 @ 09:27

... then Greece, underscoring the dynamic, adaptable nature of migrant flows. Frontex is the European Union’s border security coordination system. Its Operation ... the situation of migrants more precarious. Data from Frontex backs those findings but Frontex does not track dead or missing migrants, nor ...

AgendaHollande and Merkel plan EU 'revival' this WEEK

17.02.14 @ 17:58

... same day vote on how the EU border control agency, Frontex, should treat migrants rescued at sea. Brussels will this week also host ...

EUobservedSaving migrants with cameras

31.12.13 @ 08:39

... intercept them before they arrive. Malmstrom's border control agency, Frontex, has a new mandate to do search and rescue operations in ... from participating states. Each one sends near-live data feeds to Frontex, which raises the alarm if it gets a warning about ...

EU countries offered €6,000 per head to take in refugees

04.12.13 @ 19:37

... also says its border control agency, Frontex, needs an additional €14 million to co-ordinate sea patrols. Frontex told this website the money would ... put out guidelines that say whichever EU country is hosting the Frontex operation involved should take them in. But Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy ...

TickerEU border surveillance system comes into force

02.12.13 @ 09:02

... near-live data streams directly to the EU border agency, Frontex, for co-operation of activities.

Border agency accused of failing migrants' rights

26.11.13 @ 17:58

... , EU ombudsman Emily O’Reilly criticised the EU border agency Frontex for skirting its responsibilities on fundamental rights. O’Reilly told euro ... the blue armbands, which identify them as participating in a Frontex operation. Frontex already has a code of conduct, a new fundamental rights ...

TickerOmbudsman tells Frontex to deal with complaints

14.11.13 @ 11:04

... , Emily O'Reilly, Thursday called on EU border control agency Frontex to establish a mechanism for dealing with complaints about fundamental ... right infringements arising from its work. "I do not accept Frontex' view that human rights infringements are exclusively the responsibility of ...

Greek special forces push back Syrian refugees, NGO says

07.11.13 @ 16:56

... the EU border agency, Frontex, is making progress institutionalising human rights in its activities. He noted that Frontex is no way linked to ... the agency from individual migrants, were immediately followed up, says Frontex. “When we receive such information, we immediately request the member ...

OpinionThe Mediterranean Sea: A migration border

30.10.13 @ 16:16

... main reasons for emigrating. This means the EU's border agency, Frontex, will not be able to prevent new emergency situations involving ...

Germany shows little sympathy for Italy on migration

25.10.13 @ 18:52

... EU's immigration system. They called for the "reinforcement" of Frontex and for "swift implementation" of Eurosour, a new surveillance system ... Manuel Barroso told reporters that some EU countries pledged to give Frontex more money, boats and planes. The meeting fell short of calls ...

MEPs agree 5 percent cuts in bid to break budget deadlock

24.10.13 @ 09:35

... slightly increased. Jensen also wants to increase funding for the Frontex agency, which deals with EU border control, in response to ...

US spying to trump economy at EU summit

24.10.13 @ 09:28

... help. Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has urged European leaders to bolster Frontex border agency and speed up the creation of Eurosur, a ...

TickerBulgaria wants money to help with Syrian refugees

22.10.13 @ 09:10

... entering the country, reports Novinite news agency. The EU border agency, Frontex, is sending extra staff. "They will send us 29 employees ...

Interview'If it's public money, it has to be visible'

21.10.13 @ 07:49

... such case is a probe into the EU border agency, Frontex. Her office is looking into how the agency deals with ...

Italy and Malta say 'No' to Frontex rules in sea rescue operations

16.10.13 @ 17:34

... , member states’ participation in sea operations co-ordinated by the agency [Frontex] was low in terms of contributing craft, vessels and human resources ... October, in the wake of the Lampedusa disaster, announced that Frontex would expand its rescue operations in the Mediterranean. “I have asked ...

TickerLetta wants Italian to head EU border agency

15.10.13 @ 08:59

... wants the Finnish head of the EU’s border agency, Frontex, replaced by an Italian following recent refugee disasters in the ...

EU 'mentors' helping Libya stop unwanted migrants

14.10.13 @ 09:30

... illegal migration." It added that the EU border control agency, Frontex, is also planning "concrete … activities" in Libya under Eubam's ...

Migrant deaths prompt calls for greater EU-wide response

14.10.13 @ 09:28

... step up co-ordinated patrols by the EU border agency, Frontex. A deputy chief in Finland’s Interior Ministry’s Border ... the area. The European Commission, for its part, wants to increase Frontex search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean, from Cyprus to ...

InvestigationEU looks to 'hybrid drones' for legal shortcut on migration

14.10.13 @ 09:22

... aerial surveillance drones are being considered by the EU border agency, Frontex, for future operations with member states. The kit, so-called optionally ... purchase OPAs could add them to the surveillance arsenal in Frontex-co-ordinated operations. The agency already operates five joint operations ...

MEPs approve EU border surveillance system

10.10.13 @ 14:45

... near-live data streams directly to the EU border agency, Frontex. Frontex in turn would then issue alerts when necessary. The European ... Maritime Safety Agency would also feed Frontex data on any suspicious activities, he said. Such agencies, Frontex told EUobserver, already provide them ...

Lampedusa: EU commission keen to upgrade border agency

08.10.13 @ 22:19

... Commission is pushing EU countries to vastly increase the resources of Frontex, its Warsaw-based border control agency, in reaction to the Lampedusa ... , "from Spain to Cyprus." The commission has been talking about expanding Frontex for at least three years. Migrants have also been dying in ...

TickerEU proposes Mediterranean-wide search and rescue operation

08.10.13 @ 13:24

The European Commission has said EU border control agency Frontex should launch a search and rescue mission "across the Mediterranean ...

TickerNo EU help for Bulgaria on Syria refugees

10.09.13 @ 16:50

... Syrian refugees this year. Technical assistance from the EU border agency Frontex in coping with the humanitarian situation and for border surveillance ...

AgendaEU to propose public prosecutor this WEEK

12.07.13 @ 18:14

... Spain to assess how the EU’s border police agency Frontex conducts its operations against irregular migration and organised crime groups from ... Carlos Coelho, says the aerial and maritime surveillance operations by Frontex operation allows it to quickly identify migrant boats in distress.

Asylum surge expected in ill-equiped Croatia

28.06.13 @ 17:00

... it run into trouble as well as additional aid from Frontex, the European Asylum Support Office or the EU police agency ...

Irregular border-crossings halved, EU commission says

04.06.13 @ 09:28

... EU financial support, as well as to additional aid from Frontex, the European Asylum Support Office or the EU police agency ...

UN says EU border policy harms human rights

31.05.13 @ 09:29

... in Italy and Greece, officers from the EU border agency Frontex are allowed access to detained migrants within 48 hours of ... be entitled to EU financial support and additional aid from Frontex, the European Asylum Support Office or the EU police agency ...

Irregular migrant numbers to EU drop by half

19.04.13 @ 09:21

... ) – a human rights watchdog in Strasbourg – in early April said Frontex lacks transparency, “unclear responsibility and accountability, and lack of democratic ... . But the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee has since requested Frontex improve its search and rescue operations and has docked almost €10 million ...

EU border agency keen to expand Mediterranean Sea surveillance

19.03.13 @ 09:25

... borders. It networks together member states and Frontex. It will not include personal data, says Beugels. Frontex set up Eurosur’s communication network ... we called multi-purpose operations,” Izabella Cooper, Frontex’s spokeswoman, told reporters. Cooper said Frontex is expanding its cooperation with other organisations and ...

AgendaItalian mess dominates this WEEK

01.03.13 @ 17:52

... will hear from the head of the EU border agency Frontex. They will also discuss developments in Hungary, where the Conservative ...

EU proposes tighter border control bill

28.02.13 @ 21:29

... the first place,” said Vermeulen. The EU-border patrol agency Frontex may use anonymised data for research purposes. Access by the ...

InvestigationFrontex chief looks beyond EU borders

14.01.13 @ 08:29

... so-called "common pre-frontier intelligence picture [CPIP]." "This is where Frontex is due to arrange the delivery and the production of ... the Saab event was Erik Berglund, who heads capacity building at Frontex. He noted that the EU agency is launching a pilot ...

InvestigationIstanbul: smuggler capital for EU-bound migrants

07.01.13 @ 07:56

... to enter Turkey and then to go to the EU. Frontex, the EU border control agency in Warsaw, says 18,000 ...

InvestigationLand border sealed, Greek police chief says

27.12.12 @ 08:39

... staff from the EU's Warsaw-based border control agency, Frontex. From his modest office at the police headquarters, Syritoudis oversees border ...

InvestigationFortress Europe: a Greek wall close up

21.12.12 @ 09:19

... necessary. Eurosur will improve cooperation between EU member states and the Frontex border control agency," said Dutch Liberal MEP Jan Mulder, who ... guarantor of protection for the whole of Europe. "The presence of Frontex here shows that Europe understands the problem. The borders of Evros ...

Balkan visa-free regime under scrutiny

06.12.12 @ 09:29

... peaked in May, says the EU's border control agency, Frontex. A safe-guard clause in the visa regulation can waive ...

Migrants set fire to Greek detention centre

24.11.12 @ 22:01

... , the Greek military, and the EU's border control agency, Frontex. "In July 2012 we had 6,500 illegal migrants who ...