2-Year Anniversary of New Border Agency
At the beginning of October, Frontex marked its two-year anniversary as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.
Today, the Agency employs approx. 600 staff members at its headquarters in Warsaw. Furthermore, it deploys around 1500 officers as well as twenty-six ships, six airplanes, four helicopters, and numerous vehicles, including 80 patrol cars, in its various operations at the EU’s external borders.
In the last two years, the Agency has managed to expand its role in migration management and security-related activities, its ability to monitor the external borders and share the information gathered with EU Member States, its network of liaison officers to the EU Member States and Schengen-associated countries, and its work to address potential future challenges.