EUROSUR: agreement between Council and Parliament

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Council and the Parliament have reached an agreement on the EUROSUR regulation. This agreement will be formally adopted by the Parliament in September and later on by the Council. EUROSUR will establish a mechanism that will allow border surveillance authorities to share operational information among themselves and with FRONTEX in order to reduce the number of irregular immigrants entering the EU undetected. The regulation will apply to the surveillance of land and sea external borders. It will also apply to the surveillance of air borders and border crossing points if the member states voluntarily provide information to EUROSUR.  EUROSUR should become operational still during this year.

See the Council's press release here.

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