|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
Status agreement relating to the activities of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Serbia.
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. The Decision on the conclusion of the agreement was adopted on 26 May 2020.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations, Border Control | Management|
|Keywords||European Border and Coast Guard Agency
|Countries / Regions||Serbia|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|