On 11 November, the Commission will present a proposal on the a Border Management Agency with a view to getting the agency up and running as quickly as possible.
During its weekly meeting on 11 November, the Commission will
present a proposal to expedite the setting up of a Border
Management Agency. The agency is designed to co-ordinate the
monitoring of land, air and sea borders, especially in the
Mediterranean. It will head the national Border Management Centres
and the Air Border Centre plus two Maritime Border Centres and
co-ordinate several co-operation projects in the fields of risk
analysis, harmonisation of equipment, surveillance and training of
One of the main outstanding issues to be decided is the location
of the agency. Several countries are keen to host an agency which
will bring in millions of euros of investment.