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Frontex launches Joint Operation Triton

Frontex has finalised all preparations for the launch of Joint Operation Triton on November 1st 2014. With a monthly budget of EUR 2,9 million the agency will coordinate the deployment of three open patrol vessels, two coastal patrol ... more

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More technical support needed for Operation Triton

Frontex has received offers of technical equipment and border guards from 15 EU Member States. The agency foresees a monthly deployment of two ocean patrol vessels, two coastal patrol vessels, two coastal patrol boats, two aircrafts and a ... more

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People smugglers: the latter day slave merchants

It has been a truly disastrous year for irregular migrants attempting the perilous sea-crossing from North Africa to Europe. A troubling spike in serious armed conflicts around the world, from Mali in West Africa through to Gaza, Syria, ... more

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