EU develops plan to combat illegal transportation of migrants

Source : 112 Ukraine

The plan includes operations to be conducted by Frontex, Europol and other law enforcement agencies
11:43, 19 November 2021

The EU plans to conduct a number of operations aimed at combating the illegal transportation of migrants. Some 1,400 arrests are supposed to take place within these operations, writes EUobserver.

According to the portal, "the 59-page internal EU document, dated 13 November, offers a snapshot of 30 different plans set to be launched. Some are led by individual member states, others by EU agencies like Frontex and police agency Europol. The plans come at a time when humanitarian volunteers face increasing risk of possible prison sentences and fines for helping migrants. It also comes amid revelations of Greek intelligence services monitoring a journalist reporting on refugees".

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Europol is to cooperate with the Balkan states, China and Turkey. Some EU member countries are to lead some operations with the support of other countries. For example, Poland will be working on ceasing illegal shipments from Belarus, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine. The operations led by Austria and Germany will be taking place in the Western Balkans.

"Frontex has the lead on eight operations, dealing with illegal border crossings, surveillance in the Balkans, border checks, document fraud, training, intelligence collection at external borders, and awareness raising", concludes the outlet.

Related: G7 condemns organization of massive illegal migration through Belarusian borders


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