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

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

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 […]

LOS PODERES EJECUTIVOS DE LA GUARDIA EUROPEA DE FRONTERAS Y COSTAS: DEL REGLAMENTO 2016/1624 AL REGLAMENTO 2019/1896

Desde la denominada “crisis de los refugiados” la transformación de FRONTEX en la actual GEFC y la creciente necesidad de promover una gestión compartida de las fronteras exteriores europeas devino en una prioridad política tanto para la UE como para los Estados miembros. El nuevo Reglamento 2019/1896 presenta a la GEFG como garante de una […]

TRANSPARENCIA Y CONTROL SOCIAL DE LAS ACTIVIDADES OPERATIVAS DE EUROPOL EN LA LUCHA CONTRA EL TRÁFICO ILÍCITO DE MIGRANTES

Si bien las funciones iniciales de Europol se centraron en facilitar el intercambio de información y prestar un asesoramiento operativo a las autoridades nacionales competentes, a Europol le fueron conferidas progresivamente tareas operativas para asistir directamente a los Estados miembros sobre el terreno e ir distanciándose del intergubernamentalismo que dominaba el extinto tercer pilar de […]

Jean Monnet Network on enforcement of EU law (EULEN)

[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 (FRONTEX)

Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624 and the recently adopted Regulation (EU) No. 2019/1896 represent the third and fourth legislative 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 […]

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

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, […]

The Lack of Transparency Surrounding EUROPOL and the Hotspots

The 2015 European Agenda on Migration envisaged a significant role for FRONTEX, EASO, and EUROPOL, the function to operationally implement the Agenda and closely cooperate in the management of the hotspots established in Italy and Greece. Due to the extraordinary migratory pressure at the external borders of these frontline Member States, FRONTEX, EASO, and EUROPOL were called to […]