Slovakia Dispatches 25 Border Police Officers to Bulgaria

Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2016, Wednesday // 12:36|  views

A photo dated October 06 showing police officers deployed to Bulgaria as part of the new European Border and Coast Guard aimed at protecting the EU's external borders. BGNES

Twenty-five Slovak police officers will help Bulgaria protect is border with Turkey as part of the effort to tackle the migrant crisis in Europe.

The officers will be deployed for at least a month and will later be replaced by colleagues, news website reports, citing the officials Slovak news agency, TASR.

The move comes nearly a week after the official launch of the European Border and Coast Guard on October 06.

The structure, which is virtually an expansion of Frontex in terms of size and mandate, is expected to have some 1000 staff and a EUR 320 M budget by 2020.

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Tags: FRONTEX, European Border and Coast Guard, Slovakia, border, turkey


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