Frontex calls on the EU for “more support”

Frontex calls on the EU for “more support”

Athens, September 22, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

The head of Frontex European Border Surveillance service Fabrice Leggeri on Monday insisted on the need to establish “urgently” a “homogenous” European border policy, while also asked from the EU a more significant “humanitarian support”.

“Overall, cooperation (with EU countries) works well. However, in recent months, the drama of the refugees showed us that we must urgently find a homogeneous border policy”, Leggeri stated in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt and the Spanish El Pais.

“What I can say with certainty is that we need more human support from the countries (EU). People who we could send on the spot and who we have an immediate need of”, he insisted, stressing that “the speed and dynamics of the migratory flows remain extremely high”.

“We need to address a situation that has not existed previously”, Leggeri pointed out, stating that Frontex has recorded since the beginning of the year “more than 520,000 irregular entrances” in Europe, as reported from AMNA.

According to Leggeri, “a recording at the external borders of Europe would also be (…) a good basis so that we can distribute in a systematic way the refugees between Member States”, based on the european quota system.