Migration and Home Affairs

Better crime prevention at EU borders: EUROSUR

The European Commission proposed today to establish a European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) with the aim of increasing coordination within and between EU States to prevent and tackle serious crime, such as drug trafficking and the trafficking of human beings, and to diminish the unacceptable death toll of migrants at sea.

Under the EUROSUR mechanism, EU States' authorities responsible for border surveillance (border guards, coast guards, police, customs and navies) will be able to exchange operational information and cooperate with each other, with Frontex and with neighbouring countries.

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Monday, 12 December, 2011