EU helps Albania in border management

EU helps Albania in border management

World October 5, 2018 18:48

brussels - The EU and Albania have signed an agreement on cooperation and the deployment of the European Border and Coast Guard Frontex in Albania to combat illegal migration and cross-border crime. With the permission of the government, Frontex can also take action on Albanian territory if necessary.

It is the first agreement of this type that the European Union concludes with a non-EU country. Albania, which has been EU candidate country since June 2014, borders on EU country Greece.

'This is a milestone in European cooperation in the area of ​​border management,' said EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos (Migration). ' I hope that this will pave the way for more cooperation with the entire region of the Western Balkans. 'Brussels is already working hard to conclude similar deals with Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Montenegro.

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