European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled plans to recruit 10,000 staff to the EU’s coastguard and asylum agency to improving border policing and speed up the deportation of illegal immigrants.
The proposals come as EU nations argue over who should take responsibility for people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea trying to seek better lives in Europe.
“External borders must be protected more effectively,” Mr Juncker told EU lawmakers in Strasbourg in a state of the European Union address.
He said the EU Commission is proposing a standing corps for the border and coastguard agency numbering 10,000 staff, including guards and migration experts, to be up and running by 2020.
Related Posts:We truly are under attack. We need user support now more than ever! For as little as $10, you can support the IWB directly – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 429 views