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The European Union Council has supported a budget for 2020 - more funding for migration

The European Union Council has supported a budget for 2020 that among others foresees the allocation of €101.4 million to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), or +32.4% compared to 2019, to set up a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027.

The European Union Council has supported a budget for 2020 that among others foresees the allocation of €101.4 million to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), or +32.4% compared to 2019, to set up a standing corps of 10,000 border guards by 2027.
The new standing corps will be set up to support EU countries on the ground in border control and return tasks, as well as in the fight against cross-border crime. Frontex foresees 5,000 operational staff by 2021, while the standing corps will be fully operational by 2027 with 10,000 staff. The standing corps will consist of border and coast guards employed by the agency as well as staff seconded on a mandatory basis by EU countries.
Frontex was established in 2004 under a bid to improve the integrated management of the EU external borders. In 2017, Frontex was expanded to become the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

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