Myth: The EU does not protect its borders
Fact: The EU supports not undermines national border protection. The Commission has proposed to create a standing corps of 10,000 border guards that would be at Member States' disposal to do just that: protect our borders.
In the last 2 years, the Commission also proposed and the Council adopted new rules that are now in place and ensure that each and every person crossing the external borders is checked against all our security databases.
The EU is working to disband criminal networks active in migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings. Operation Sophia has apprehended over 151 suspected traffickers and smugglers and 551 vessels have been neutralised.