NOTHING TO DO WITH US STATEMENT from: FRONTEX on Joint Operation "Mos Maiorum"

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"Statement by the Frontex Executive Director Gil Arias Fernandez on agency's participation in Mos Maiorum: “Following a number of media queries, Frontex would like to explain the scope of its participation in Mos Maiorum operation. Mos Maiorum is a Joint Police Operation launched by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The coordinating authority is the Italian Ministry of Interior.

Frontex would like to stress that it has not had any role either in the planning or in implementation of this operation.... Publically available information on Mos Maiorum shows that the latter is not a border control operation. Its goals and way of execution is of ‘intra-Schengen’ and ‘police cooperation’ nature, which are not within the mandate of Frontex.”

For more information about this operation please contact the Italian Ministry of Interior."

See: FRONTEX on Joint Operation "Mos Maiorum" (link)

This is a bit odd as the document: Full-text (pdf) states that: "The JO “Mos Maiorum” will the coordinated by the Central Directorate for Immigration and Border Police of the Italian Ministry of Interior, in close cooperation with the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX). FRONTEX: will contribute to the operation by supporting the Italian Authority in providing risk analysis, forwarding information related to secondary movements and data gathered at the external borders."

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