Regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard

Theme: Migration
Title: Regulation on the European Border and Coast Guard
Policy Reference: COM (2018) 631


The purpose of this proposal is to strengthen Frontex by providing it with its own operational tool. This would consist of a standing corps of 10,000 EU border guards, to start operating from 2020 onwards. Frontex would also have the capacity to assist Member States in the coordination and organisation of return interventions and operations.

European Commission

The proposal was made by the European Commission on September 12, 2018. It is part of the development of a long-term migration policy.

European Parliament

A draft report on the proposal was presented to the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), with a final vote approving the report on February 12, 2019.

Council of the EU

The proposal was discussed by Council within its Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) configuration, and was agreed upon during a meeting held on December 6–7, 2018.

Negotiation Stage

Trilogue negotiations began on February 27, with an agreement being reached between the LIBE Committee and COREPER on April 1, 2019.

Final Adoption

The final text of the Regulation is set to be adopted soon.

Local Implementation

No updates yet.