In 2018, Frontex lived up to the responsibilities it was given when it was transformed into the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. The Agency monitors Europe’s frontiers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is able to respond quickly and effectively to challenges at the external borders, shoulder-to-shoulder with EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries. This integrated approach, which brings together the efforts of Frontex and other EU agencies, along with EU institutions and national authorities, is a key factor to address irregular migration and cross-border crime at the external borders.
In this report we present the highlights of 2018 and our main operational achievements, showing how Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, contributes to the well-functioning of the European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.