14 March 2018
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Frontex documents: Risk Analysis for 2018 and report on functioning of Eurosur in 2017
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See: Risk Analysis for 2018 (pdf, 8MB):
"Frontex is a cornerstone of the EUs area of freedom, security and justice. To help Europe better prepare for future challenges at its external borders, Frontex has begun conducting vulnerability assessments in Member States and already shared its first findings with national authorities. In 2018, the agency will deploy its first liaison officers to EU Member States to cement our relations with our partners at the national level. Their duties will also include contributing to future vulnerability assessments. Their presence in the Member States will further illustrate that national authorities and the Agency together create the European Border and Coast Guard.
The Agency has also taken on new tasks to help combat cross-border crime. Officers deployed by Frontex have helped Member States arrest hundreds of suspected facilitators and detect fraudulent documents. Combatting document fraud and targeting the organised crime groups that are involved in producing fake and fraudulent documents are among the Agencys priorities. These actions have a direct impact on the internal security of the EU as detection of document fraud, along with sharing intelligence collected at the external borders, is a key tool in combatting the terrorist threat."
Note: some pages in the document, which contained only full-page photos, have been removed to help reduce the file size. The full document is available on the Frontex website (29MB, pdf)
And: Frontex report on the functioning of Eurosur - Part 1 and Part 2 (in Council documents 6215/18 and 6215/18 ADD 1, 15 February 2018, pdfs)
"Since the adoption of the Eurosur Regulation, this framework has become a well-established tool for improving Member States situational awareness and increase their reaction capability at the external borders of the EU.
From 01/01/2011 and until 04/11/2017, the Eurosur network application has recorded a total of 184.560 events, while 12.925 documents were stored in its repository. Also within this timeframe, a total of 215.085 incidents were inserted into the JORA (Joint Operations Reporting Application) system, from a total of 124 Joint Operations and also outside of JOs. Some of the incidents reported into JORA are being fed by Frontex into the Eurosur network application."
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