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Parliamentary questions
9 July 2008
E-3281/2008
Answer given by Mr Barrot on behalf of the Commission

The Commission is of the opinion that the operations carried out off the Canary Islands and in the Mediterranean Sea(1) by the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) have provided a substantial added value to the activities of the concerned Member States. They have enabled Member States to tackle in a more effective manner the problem of constant and high migratory pressure at certain parts of the EU border, which a single Member State cannot face alone.

(1)An exhaustive overview can be found in the Commission Staff working paper SEC(2008)150/2 (Report from the Commission on the evaluation and future development of the Frontex Agency: Statistical data).

OJ C 999, 01/01/2009
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