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

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Series Details 06.11.14
Publication Date 06/11/2014
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On 1 November 2014, Italy’s ‘Mare Nostrum’ operation, which has rescued thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean, came to an end. 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.

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ESO: Background information: Commissioner Malmstrom welcomes the launch of the Triton operation http://www.europeansources.info/record/statement-commissioner-malmstrom-welcomes-the-launch-of-the-triton-operation/

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