Management of the external borders

01-04-2018

The EU’s border management policy has witnessed considerable developments with the unprecedented arrival of refugees and irregular migrants, and in particular since mid-2015 when a series of shortcomings in EU policies on external borders and migration had been exposed. The challenges linked to the increase in mixed migration flows into the EU and heightened security concerns have triggered a new period of activity in the area of protecting the EU’s external borders, which also has an impact on its internal borders.

The EU’s border management policy has witnessed considerable developments with the unprecedented arrival of refugees and irregular migrants, and in particular since mid-2015 when a series of shortcomings in EU policies on external borders and migration had been exposed. The challenges linked to the increase in mixed migration flows into the EU and heightened security concerns have triggered a new period of activity in the area of protecting the EU’s external borders, which also has an impact on its internal borders.