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    Effectively securing the external borders of the EU is only possible with increase of Frontex Staff

    Franz Schausberger represented Salzburg at the CoR plenary session from 6 to 7 February 2019:

    Franz Schausberger at the 133rd plenary session of the CoR

    At the CoR plenary session, Franz Schausberger called for effective protection of the EU’s external borders and effective repatriation of illegal migrants. This means that, in line with the proposal of the Austrian EU Presidency, the European Border and Coast Guard (Frontex) needs to be increased as quickly as possible to 10,000 people. It is regrettable that this proposal of the Austrian Presidency has not found the necessary majority and that the measure has been postponed until 2027, despite the urgent need for immediate, effective action against the smugglers.
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