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

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. Regulation 2016/1624 aims to strengthen the position and independence of […]