Travel flows at the external borders are increasing and Member States cannot simply hire more border control staff or expand border crossing points due to the lack of available space and restricted public expenditure. To cope with future challenges and constraints, the EU needs to move towards a next generation of border checks relying on new, much more effective technologies and offering efficiency savings.
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||Border Crossing Point (BCP) in Bobrowniki at the Poland/Belarus border - Bialystok county; Passport control: Polish officer checking and stamping a passport, Poland, 2003 (12 shots)
||Exteriors of Border Crossing Point (BCP) in Narva with car terminal and pedestrians; Interiors pedestrian terminal, including control procedures with a dog specialized in narcotics, Estonia, 2003 (9 shots)
||Green border in Narva, including Russian surveillance tower, dam, Estonian surveillance cameras and radar, and Russian settlement across the border; Control room in the border control headquarters in Narva, including staff on duty and surveillance cameras monitors; Alajoe border guard post at Lake Peipsi - northern part, including hovercraft in patrol action at the frozen lake, Estonia, 2003 (15 shots)
||Polish/Ukraine border: passeport control and checking of a van by customs officer, 2005 (8 shots)
||Border post in Kuchurgan, Ukraine, 2009 (5 shots)
At the border post it’s very straightforward. Pedestrians pass through the yellow lanes to be checked. The vehicles are separated by category and examined by the Ukrainian guards.
||Koidula border control on the Russian side of the border and an officer checking a Russian car in the Estonian control zone in 2003 (3 shots)
||Lithuania/Ukraine border: border post in Medininkai, control zone, including trucks arriving; Document control, including officer checking all the papers out/in a counter and drivers; Detailed control for trucks; Truck being searched by customs officers, 2003 (12 shots)
||Green border in Medininkai area - surveillance tower, including a officer in action with binoculars and
surveillance camera, Greece, 2008 (5 shots)
||Greece/Turkey border: helicopter patrolling the Greek border with Turkey; Interior shots of the surveillance plane taking part in the exercise, 2009 (4 shots)
||Kipi border crossing point on the Greek border with Turkey and checking of a turkish truck by customs officers, 2009 (8 shots)
||Luxembourgers Cessna aircraft landing at Alexandroupoli International Airport after a night patrol flight at the Greek/Turquish border; Views of the Infrared pictures, 2010 (4 shots)
||European Agency for the Management of the External Borders (Frontex) operation in the Atlantic ocean: Italian plane, screen showing a "cayuco" being targeted by the plane, 2006 (11 shots)
||Scanning of container by custom's mobile truck scanner and customs official checking computer screen in mobile scanner, Rotterdam harbour, The Nederlands, 2006 (6 shots)