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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

European Border and Coast Guard (debate)

  Željana Zovko (PPE). – Mr President, I would like to thank the rapporteur for her wonderful achievement. It is without doubt that a strong and cohesive European Union can only be safeguarded with well-functioning border control at the external borders.

The importance of this issue is very clear when you look at Croatia. This country has the longest external border of the European Union. Its national forces work rigorously to maintain European internal security. With this upgrade of equipment, an increased standing corps and readiness in a crisis situation, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency can provide crucial assistance to its Member States in critical border regions.

The next step is to engage all our partners and third countries to cooperate and to provide the technical and operational support that leads to effective management of the Union’s migration policy.

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