Warsaw, March 26, 2011 — Responding to the highly volatile situation in North Africa Frontex extends operational area of its on-going Joint Operation (JO) Poseidon Sea. In the first four weeks of deployment Joint Operation Poseidon Land sees decreasing numbers of arrivals across the land border with Turkey. In view of potential migratory flows from Libya operational area of JO Poseidon Sea, which covers the Greek islands in the Aegean sea, has been widened to include Crete. On Thursday, 24 ...
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Operation Poseidon supports Greece with border surveillance, saving lives at sea, registration and identification capacities, as well as combatting cross-border crime. The operational area covers the Greek sea borders with Turkey and the Greek islands. Frontex supports Greece with almost 600 guest officers, who perform border surveillance, assist in the identification and registration of incoming migrants, as well as debriefing and screening. Operation Poseidon Sea is increasingly becoming a...Read more
Aim of Joint Operation EPN Poseidon Sea 2015 was to implement coordinated operational activities at the external sea borders of the Eastern Mediterranean region in order to control irregular migration flows towards the territory of the Member States of the European Union and to tackle cross border crime.
Frontex will launch Poseidon Rapid Intervention on 28 December, replacing the ongoing Joint Operation Poseidon Sea with a larger number of officers and technical equipment to support Greece in handling the unprecedented number of migrants arriving on its islands.Poseidon Rapid Intervention, which will take place in the same operational area, will also put a greater emphasis on security checks.According to the operational plan agreed by Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri and Greece late ...
Warsaw, May 20, 2011 — Today early morning migrant smugglers opened fire on a border patrol team deployed within the framework of Poseidon 2011 Joint Operation (JO) to the Evros Region (border between Greece and Turkey). No one was injured. Border patrol alerted by an Estonian airplane deployed to this operational area prevented the illegal border crossing of a group of migrants facilitated by smugglers. After smugglers opened fire on Greek and German officers, Hellenic Police contacted their ...
Warsaw, March 02 — RABIT Operation 2010 came to an end on March 02, 2011, four months after its launch on November 02, 2010 in the Evros River region of north-eastern Greece. Frontex Deputy Executive Director Gil Arias Fernandez was present in the operational area for the close of the operation — the first ever deployment of Rapid Border Intervention Teams (RABITs), Frontex’s rapid response capability. “Frontex will continue to support Greece in the management of irregular migration at its land ...
Frontex supports Greece with almost 700 guest officers, who perform border surveillance, assist in the identification and registration of incoming migrants, as well as debriefing and screening. Operation Poseidon Sea is increasingly becoming a multipurpose operation covering a number of aspects of cross border crime including smuggling of illegal substances, weapons, detection, forged documents and many others. It also covers several aspects of the coast guard function such as SAR, detection of ...
Warsaw 2 February 2012 – In January, over 2 800 migrants were detected at the Greek-Turkish land border in the Evros region. This is a significant decrease in comparison with the summer months, when detections stood at over 6 000 migrants. In the past couple of years crossings at this border seem to reflect a seasonal pattern with a decreasing trend beginning in November and continuing throughout the winter. Lower numbers of detections during the winter months are in part due to the harsh ...
The aim of the operation was to provide increased technical and operational assistance to Greece, control irregular migration flows, to tackle cross border crime and to enhance European cooperation on coast guard functions.