New Statewatch briefing on cooperation between Frontex, non-EU states and international organisations
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The purpose of cooperation between Frontex and third countries is principally to try to minimise the number of people arriving at the EUs borders by extending the use of EU border management policies, techniques and technologies to those countries. Indeed, measures in third countries make up the first step of the four-tier access control model that was part of the EUs original concept of Integrated Border Management. The other three were border control, control measures within the area of free movement, including return).
This briefing provides a comparative overview of current agreements between Frontex and non-EU states and international organisations. It examines the overall framework for concluding such agreements, the types of agreements currently in force and their content, coordination and management of the agreements and other related issues such as forthcoming agreements.
Briefing: Frontex: cooperation with non-EU states (pdf) by Chris Jones
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