Pilot Project on Command Structure Launched
In mid-June 2023, Frontex and Romania launched a new operational pilot project at Romania’s external border with Moldova and Ukraine. The project aims to test a new command structure in order to further strengthen the effectiveness of Frontex operations. The growing number of officers deployed by the agency requires new steps to be taken to reinforce its command in the field and to decentralise some of its activities for better coordination and communication with host country authorities. National authorities remain responsible for the tactical command tasks in the respective operational areas. In 2024, the plan is to implement the new command structure in all Frontex operations.