Today, 14.11.2017, at the headquarters of the General Inspectorate of Border Police took place the visit of a delegation of Ambassadors and high-ranking officials of the European Union and the Permanent Representation of the European Commission in Romania.
The delegation was welcomed by the state secretary for the Relation with the Parliament and International Relations, Mr. Daniel Robert Marin and the general inspector of Romanian Border Police, police general quaestor Ioan Buda, and on this occasion the Command and Control Center of GIBP was presented, as well as the duties and activities specific to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, underlining the ones belonging to the Romanian Border Police.
The visit was developed in the context of the campaign “Yes, we care!” carried out by the Representation of the European Commission in Romania, which implies a series of dedicated visits of the Ambassadors of the Member States in the field of projects implemented in Romania through EU funding.
The theme of the visit was the Protection of the European Union borders, and the objective was the recognition of Romania’s achievements as regards the use of the support granted by the European Union.
The delegation consisted of Ambassadors and high-ranking officials from 20 EU Member States (Sweden, Hungary, Estonia, Belgium, Norway, Italy, Austria, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Lithuania, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Great Britain, Slovakia), being accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds.
On this occasion, they were presented the structure, competences and duties of the Romanian Border Police, the developed activities and the results recorded in the field of countering and prevention of illegal migration and cross-border crime, as well as the activities carried out in order to fulfill the objectives of the Border Police for the accession to the Schengen Area.
The delegation visited, within the headquarters of the General Inspectorate of Border Police, the Operational Coordination Center of the Border Police, where the information received from the border surveillance and control systems is collected and processed in order to optimize the response times and to manage the resources at a unitary level, also the National Passenger Information Unit which manages the processing of the data on passengers in order to prevent and counter terrorist acts, related crimes, as well as to prevent and eliminate threats against national security was presented.
During the visit, the management of the General Inspectorate of Border Police presented the training methods of the border guards, the technical endowments and the result obtained by the Romanian border guards from the participation in the missions of Frontex Agency, a support which was highlighted and appreciated many times by the representatives of the Agency and the European border authorities.
Romanian Border Police was appreciated by the members of the delegation as a competent and trustful partner in the fight against cross-border crime and which also has the appreciation and the respect of the similar structures in the EU Member States for being a benchmark institution actively involved in the security of the European borders.