EU: Council of the European Union: Cyber issues: "Friends of the Presidency" & Surveillance of external borders

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On the issue of search and rescue the Council Legal Service: "observed that that this provision touches the limits of EU competence in the sense that providing for operations of which the main objective is "rescue of lives at sea" would already go beyond the competences of the EU legislator."

See the full report: Report on the activities carried out by the Friends of the Presidency Group on Cyber Issues for the period December 2012 to October 2013 (13970-13, pdf)

And see: FRONTEX: Operational cooperation: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for the surveillance of the external sea borders in the context of operational cooperation coordinated by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Members States of the European Union (pdf) With Member States' positions.

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