17 September 2018
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Official evaluation of the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)
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See: Evaluation of the Regulation (EU) No 1052/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 establishing the European Border Surveillance System (Eurosur) (SWD(2018) 410 final, 12 September 2018, pdf)
And: Report from the Commission on the evaluation of the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) (COM(2018) 632 final, 12 September 2018, pdf)
The EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has also published its own evaluation of the effect of EUROSUR on fundamental rights. The report was commissioned to provide information for the European Commission's own evaluation of the system. It examines Frontex's development and use of EUROSUR and cooperation with non-EU states in the context of EUROSUR.
The FRA report concludes that, with regard to Frontex's development and use of the system:
Regarding cooperation with non-EU states ("third countries"), the FRA reviewed "seven bilateral agreements, protocols and memoranda of understanding concluded by EU Member States with third countries and one regional convention, which serve as a basis for information exchange under Eurosur."
The report finds:
See: FRA: How the Eurosur Regulation affects fundamental rights (pdf)
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