Status Agreement between the European Union and Serbia on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency

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Status agreement relating to the activities of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Serbia.

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Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 provides that the European Border and Coast Guard Agency may coordinate operational cooperation between Member States and third countries with respect to management of the external borders. In that respect, it can carry out actions at the external borders involving one or more Member States and a third country neighbouring at least one of those Member States, subject to the agreement of that neighbouring country.

The European Commission received in February 2017 the authorisation from the Council of the European Union to open negotiations with Serbia on a status agreement for actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard in Serbia. After two rounds of negotiations a deal was reached on 3 August 2018 and the agreement was initialled on 20 September. The Council then authorised the signature of the agreement on 22 January 2019, which took place on 19 November.

Source Link https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-15579-2018-REV-1/en/pdf
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EUR-Lex: Council Decision (EU) 2019/400 on the signing of the Status Agreement between the European Union and Serbia on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Serbia http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2019/400/oj
EUR-Lex: COM(2018)797: Proposal for a Decision on the conclusion of the Status Agreement between the European Union and Serbia on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2018:797:FIN
EUR-Lex: COM(2018)799: Proposal for a Decision on the signing of the Status Agreement between the European Union and Serbia on actions carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2018:799:FIN
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 19/11/2019: Border management: EU signs agreement with Serbia on European Border and Coast Guard cooperation https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/11/19/border-management-eu-signs-agreement-with-serbia-on-european-border-and-coast-guard-cooperation/
European Commission: Press Release, 19/11/2019: Border management: EU signs agreement with Serbia on European Border and Coast Guard cooperation https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_19_6303

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