Frontex discusses cooperation with Spain on defence of external borders

  • Jonáš Vlk
  • 29.6.2017 15:08

In the penultimate week of June, the Director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) Fabrice Leggeri  discussed further cooperation with Spanish authorities in the fight against international crime and dealing with migration at Spain's external borders.

Spain, along with other Mediterranean European countries, is facing an influx of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea and also has to address the additional issue of its two enclaves on the north coast of Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, which migrants use as a gateway to the EU from Morocco. Frontex, under Operation Indalo, helps Spanish authorities to deal with illegal immigration. Agency officers are involved in border monitoring and search and rescue (SAR) operations. Frontex also similarly helps Greece and Italy under the Poseidon and Triton operations. The Satellite Center of the EU (SatCen) also cooperates on the monitoring of the Spanish border, mainly through satellite imagery analysis and the application of geomatic procedures coupled with the use of GIS systems, and Leggeri also discussed further cooperation with its director.

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