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Morocco uses migratory pressure to force Spain and the EU to give in to the Sahara

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We experienced an unprecedented crisis at Spain’s southern border last week. On the 17th and 18th, nearly 8,000 people entered Ceuta through the border breakwaters in the face of the passivity and even cooperation of the Moroccan authorities. This attitude on the part of the Moroccan authorities has surprised some people, given the role of […]

EU MIGRATION AGENCIES: THE OPERATION AND COOPERATION OF FRONTEX, EASO AND EUROPOL

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The so-called “refugee crisis” revealed the urge to ensure the functioning of the Schengen area and the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), the need to operationally assist those Member States most affected by the sudden and extraordinary arrival of mixed migratory flows, and the need to effectively and uniformly implement the EU measures adopted in […]

EU Migration Agencies: The Operation and Cooperation of FRONTEX, EASO and EUROPOL

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Abstract This insightful book analyzes the evolution of the operational tasks and cooperation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX), the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL). Exploring the recent expansion of the legal mandates of these decentralized EU agencies and the activities they […]

EULEN: Jean Monnet Network on Enforcement of EU Law

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[This post has been published in https://eulawenforcement.com/, and it is now reproduced here for informative purposes] With this blog post, Michiel Luchtman & Miroslava Scholten would like to announce the creation of the Jean Monnet Network on EU law Enforcement (EULEN). We would like to sketch briefly the relevance of this topic, thematic scope, structure and […]

Regulation 2019/1896 on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX)

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Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624 and the recently adopted Regulation (EU) No. 2019/1896 represent the third and fourthlegislative revision of FRONTEX’ mandate and functions since the Agency was established. The adoption of Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624 was extraordinarily fast since it did not take a year between its proposal by the Commission on 15 December 2015 and […]

The Umpteenth Reinforcement of FRONTEX’ Operational Tasks: Third Time Lucky?

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On 6 October 2016, the European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG), the successor of FRONTEX, was officially established. Less than two years after the adoption of Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624, the president of the European Commission announced in his speech on the 2018 State of the Union made on 12 September, the Commission’s intention to, once […]

La operación naval EUNAVFOR MED SOPHIA: El creciente vínculo entre la dimensión interna y externa de la seguridad en la UE

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Esta entrada resume el capítulo publicado por la Fundación Alternativas el 1 de abril de 2019   La “crisis de los refugiados” ha expuesto las divergencias existentes entre los Estados miembros en la aplicación efectiva y uniforme de las leyes y políticas de la UE adoptadas en materia de migración, asilo y gestión de fronteras. Entre […]

Frontex, Easo and Europol: From a Secondary to a Pivotal Operational Role in the Aftermath of the “Refugee Crisis”

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This post first appeared at the Open Migration Project   The so-called “refugee crisis” prompted the urge to ensure the functioning of the Schengen area and the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), the need to operationally assist those Member States most affected by the sudden and extraordinary arrival of mixed migratory flows, and the convenience […]

From EASO to the European Agency for Asylum: “Business as Usual?”

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This post first appeared at the EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy Blog    Introduction From May to July 2016, the Commission put forward a wide-ranging European Asylum package, which included the establishment of a European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA). The Council and the European Parliament reached a partial agreement on 28 June 2017 […]

The European Border and Coast Guard: Towards the Centralization of the External Border Management

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This post first appeared at The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN)   As a result of the migratory crisis, the transformation of Frontex into a European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) became a political priority for both the EU and the Member States (MS). Regulation 2016/1624 aims to strengthen the position and independence of […]

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