Article: Frontex launches recruitment of standing corps

Statewatch, March 2020: Jane Kilpatrick provides background information on the recruitment of the new standing corps of Frontex border guards launched in January 2020.

In January 2020 the Management Board of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) adopted a decision on the profiles of the staff required for the new “standing corps”. A total of 10,000 officials will be recruited following these guidelines.

The European Border and Coast Guard standing corps is the first EU uniformed service, with the mandate to “at any time…to support Member States facing challenges at their external borders”.

Standing corps will be equipped with the „latest technology has to offer“, authorized to carry weapons and hold executive powers to verify individuals’ identity and refuse entry into the EU.

For further information:

  • Migration.Control-info: Hintergrundbericht Europa (forthcoming)



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