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With Italy’s rescue operation for migrants in the Mediterranean being phased out, it is vital that Frontex is given greater support from EU governments

Wolff, Sarah (2014) With Italy’s rescue operation for migrants in the Mediterranean being phased out, it is vital that Frontex is given greater support from EU governments. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Nov 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Italy’s ‘Mare Nostrum’ operation, which has rescued thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean, officially ended on 1 November, although the Italian Navy has continued to conduct some operations. A new operation led by the EU’s external border security agency Frontex, named ‘Triton’, has been launched and will aim to help compensate for the end of the Italian mission. Sarah Wolff writes that while Frontex has been heavily criticised by some policymakers and activists, it is now vital that the agency is given more financial and human resources, as well as the independence required to perform its role effectively.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:26
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71649

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