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Parliamentary questions
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18 February 2021
E-006480/2020(ASW)
Answer given by Ms Johansson
on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-006480/2020

1. By the end of 2020, The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) recruited 425 Category C staff members to be deployed as team members of the standing corps. In accordance with the regulation (EU) 2019/1896 on the European Border and Coast Guard(1), the executive director of Frontex identifies the minimum number of technical equipment, including weapons, required to meet Frontex’ needs.

2. Following a request from Frontex, the Commission provided clarifications on rules and procedures for the acquisition of weapons to the Agency on 16 November 2020. The Agency has informed the Commission that it is currently finalising the last details of the scope of the procurement in order to launch the procurement procedure.

3. The clarifications related to the determination of the correct legal basis for procurement of weapons by the Agency and, more particularly, the interaction between directly applicable provisions of the regulation with the national regulatory framework applicable in the Member States.

(1)Regulation (EU) 2019/1896 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2019 on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulation (EU) 1052/2013 and (EU) 2016/1624 OJ L 295 of 14.11.2019, p. 1.
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