EU to Bolster Frontex

“EU to Beef up Border Agency to Deal With Migrants,” by Nicole Winfield for the Associated Press (reposted by ABC News):

The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome’s politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project.

The European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, announced plans to beef up the European border patrol agency at a news conference in Brussels alongside Italy’s interior minister. She urged all EU member states to contribute planes, ships and personnel to the “Frontex Plus” operation she hopes to launch by November.

Italy began its 9.5 million euro ($13 million) a month “Mare Nostrum” operation last October after 360 migrants drowned off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa…

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