Monday, May 16, 2022


Frontex is the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.  Frontex comes from the French words frontières extérieures, which means "external borders."

Frontex is an EU agency that was established in 2004 as the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders.  Due to the migrant crisis in Europe in 2015-2016, its role expanded to became the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.  In 2021, the European Border and Coast Guard standing corps was launched which is the EU's first uniformed service.  The corps expects to have 10.000 personnel by 2027. 

Frontex is headquartered in Warsaw.  The agency reports to the European Parliament and the European Council

Here's a just over 5½-minute video about what all the agency does.


Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, almost 5,65 million refugees have fled Ukraine and arrived in EU countries, especially Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania.  Moldova isn't part of the EU but has also seen many Ukrainian refugees arrive.

Frontex has deployed 520 standing corps to countries to help them with the influx of refugees.  They have also organised humanitarian flights to help non-Ukrainian citizens who were in Ukraine make it back safely to their home countries.

Я за Україну. Я за Україною. Слава Україні  Stojím za Ukrajinou!  I stand with Ukraine. 🇺🇦

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