Migration and Home Affairs

Frontex launches Operation 'Hermes'

Following a request from Italian government, the Frontex mission "Hermes" has officially been deployed on 20 February 2011. The Joint Operation Hermes 2011 will assist the Italian authorities in managing the inflow of migrants from North Africa, particularly arrivals from Tunisia, on the island of Lampedusa.

For more information:

  • MEMO/11/98: Statement of Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs
Tuesday, 22 February, 2011