Frontex and customs – working together for the safety and security of EU’s borders


When coming back home from a holiday or business trip, you will often notice border guards and customs officers working side-by-side at Europe’s external borders. Their cooperation is key to combatting cross-border crimes such as drug and weapon smuggling and protect internal security of all EU Member States.

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Document fraud is a key challenge in border control. Frontex is on the case


With EU Member States reporting thousands of cases of document fraud every year, this crime remains one of the biggest challenges for European border guards. Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has been active in assisting EU Member States to track down document fraud. Earlier this year it established the Centre of Excellence for Combatting Document Fraud to fulfil the agency’s expanded role in combatting cross border crime.

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