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Frontex, convenient scapegoat for the failures of EU migratory policy

22 Oct 2013 - 16:40
Source: European Parliament 2012

By claiming more resources and responsibilities for Frontex, EU member states are skillfully avoiding saying that they are ultimately legally responsible for EU external border control. They avoid debating the need for a coherent and coordinated EU migratory policy that would be fit to raise future demographic EU challenges. By doing so they prepare well the ground for the extreme-right in the 2014 European Parliament elections.

 

The article appeared in Le Monde of October 22, 2013: "Frontex, cache-misère des échecs de la politique migratoire européenne?"