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Parliamentary questions
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7 October 2014
E-006322/2014(ASW)
Answer given by Ms Malmström on behalf of the Commission
Question reference: E-006322/2014

In accordance with the Schengen Borders Code(1), the Member States have the obligation to ensure surveillance of their external borders to prevent unauthorised border crossings, to counter cross-border criminality and to take measures against all persons who have crossed the border in an irregular manner. Such surveillance is to be carried out by border guards whose numbers and methods are adapted to existing or foreseen risks and threats. In case of a suspicion that a person who has crossed the external border might be infected by Ebola, the necessary measures should be taken by the Member States' competent health authorities.

(1)Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15.3.2006 establishing a Community Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code) (OJ L 105, 13.4.2006, p.1).

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