EU Shores Up Frontex, but Secure Borders Won’t Solve Refugee Crisis

Frontex border guards pull a dinghy with migrants to Skala Sikaminias village on the Greek island of Lesbos, Oct. 21, 2015 (AP photo by Santi Palacios).
Frontex border guards pull a dinghy with migrants to Skala Sikaminias village on the Greek island of Lesbos, Oct. 21, 2015 (AP photo by Santi Palacios).
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Frontex, the European Union’s border agency, announced yesterday that it would deploy a so-called Rapid Border Intervention Team to help manage the large number of refugees arriving on the Greek islands. The announcement followed one last week that the agency will send staff to Greece’s northern border with Macedonia to help register migrants there, and will supplement the 195 Frontex staff already working in the Greek islands in the Aegean that have been most affected by the refugee crisis. The moves come after officials from the EU and several member states accused Greece of not doing enough to protect its […]

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