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Interview with  Fabrice Leggeri, Frontex  executive director

Interview with Fabrice Leggeri, Frontex executive director

What are the current challenges the Frontex Agency faces?   The one unchanging fact is that everything changes. This is certainly true for Frontex. In October 2016 Frontex took on new tasks and gained new powers as the European Border and ...

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The Coast Guard participated in the „Maritime Multipurpose Operation in the Black Sea - MMO Black Sea 2019” within the Focal Points Sea Joint Operation

The Coast Guard participated in the „Maritime Multipurpose Operation in the Black Sea - MMO Black Sea 2019” within the Focal Points Sea Joint Operation

Between 07th of May and 15th of June 2019, the Romanian Border Police through the Coast Guard participated in the "Maritime Multipurpose Operation in the Black Sea - MMO Black Sea 2019", organized by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, which took place in the Black Sea. ...

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The Coast Guard participated in ESDC Exercise 19

The Coast Guard participated in ESDC Exercise 19

On 23.05.2019, the Romanian Border Police through the Coast Guard participated with naval and land mobility means and forces in the “Demonstration Exercise at the Black Sea with maritime and air mobility means to stop illegal migration” (ESDC 2019). The activity was organized by the National College for Home Affairs within the Police Academy Alexandru Ioan Cuza, under the aegis of the European Security and Defence College, in partnership with the naval academies “Mircea cel Bătrân” and “Nicola Vaptsarov” in Varna. ...

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Detention action of a fishing boat under Turkish flag, caught while poaching in Romania’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Detention action of a fishing boat under Turkish flag, caught while poaching in Romania’s Exclusive Economic Zone

The border guards within the Coast Guard identified in the Black Sea, a Turkish fishing boat poaching in the Romanian Exclusive Economic Zone. The crew of the fishing boat, consisting of 8 seamen, did not comply with the legal warnings of the border guards and attempted to escape the RBP vessel pursuit. For this reason, the border guards used gradually the weapons onboard of the vessel. ...

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Frontex Management Board Meeting

Frontex Management Board Meeting

The 74th Management Board Meeting of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency took place in Bucharest on 27 and 28 March. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, through the Romanian Border Police, in the context of Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union. ...

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A ton of tobacco, concealed among liquid laundry detergent boxes, was seized in BCP Petea

A ton of tobacco, concealed among liquid laundry detergent boxes, was seized in BCP Petea

A ton of tobacco, concealed among liquid laundry detergent boxes, was seized in BCP Petea ...

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Two Dutch nationals were detected in BCP Sighetu Marmaţiei with 84 kilograms of heroin

Two Dutch nationals were detected in BCP Sighetu Marmaţiei with 84 kilograms of heroin

The border guards within the Border Crossing Point Sighetu Marmației detected two Dutch nationals, a man and a woman, who introduced illegally in the country, from Ukraine, more than 84 kg of heroin. Warrants for 24-hour detention were issued for the two Dutch nationals. ...

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A Turkish fishing vessel detected while poaching in the Black Sea and pursued with gunshots by a vessel of the Border Police

A Turkish fishing vessel detected while poaching in the Black Sea and pursued with gunshots by a vessel of the Border Police

Based on the Joint Action Plan for prevention and countering illegal acts in the fishery field, the Romanian Border Police and the National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture organized an activity aiming to protect and to preserve the natural fishery fund through the prevention and countering illegal fishing, as well as the illegal exploitation of biological resources in the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone of Romania. ...

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Evaluation of the activity of the Romanian Border Police carried out in 2018

Evaluation of the activity of the Romanian Border Police carried out in 2018

In 2018, the Romanian Border Police pursued the fulfillment of the attributions provided by the national legislation in force, both in terms of optimizing border surveillance and control, as well as in the effective fight against cross-border crime . ...

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Several ministers of interior visited the Operational Center of Border Police

Several ministers of interior visited the Operational Center of Border Police

In the context of the informal reunion of the Justice and Home Affairs Council which took place in Bucharest, the Ministry of Internal Affairs organized on Friday, 8 February 2019, a visit of the foreign delegations to the Command and Control Center within the General Inspectorate of Border Police. ...

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Approximately 1.000.000 cigarette packages were seized in Border Crossing Point Siret, and three Polish nationals were apprehended

Approximately 1.000.000 cigarette packages were seized in Border Crossing Point Siret, and three Polish nationals were apprehended

The border guards from BCP Siret detected, following the inventory of cigarette master-cases of the two trucks, approximately 1,000,000 cigarette packages that three Polish nationals attempted to introduce illegally into the country, concealed in parcels with plasterboards and mineral wool. The drivers have been detained for 24 hours and will be brought before Court with the proposal to remand in custody. ...

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State-of-the-art technology for border control, tested at Calafat

State-of-the-art technology for border control, tested at Calafat

A performing system for border control was tested, for a week, in the Border Crossing Point Calafat, within the Research and Development project “ABC Gates for Europe – ABC4EU”, European project in which Romania, through the Border Police, has the unique role within the project to ensure the land infrastructure necessary for implementation. The pilot project, within which 14 partners from seven European states participate in, involves the use of an automated system at the land border, in order to check the travel documents of the passengers and vehicles, live capture of ...

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Analysis of the Romanian Border Police activity in 2017

Analysis of the Romanian Border Police activity in 2017

In 2017, the Romanian Border Police pursued the fulfillment of duties granted by law in force, as regards the optimization of border surveillance and control and the efficient countering of cross-border crime. ...

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Ambassadors and high-ranking officials from 20 EU Member States visiting the Romanian Border Police

Ambassadors and high-ranking officials from 20 EU Member States visiting the Romanian Border Police

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 ...

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Measures to ease the traffic in the border crossing points

Measures to ease the traffic in the border crossing points

Bearing in mind that during this week-end many Romanian citizens outside the borders came back to Romania in order to spend their holidays together with the families, as well as the great number of Romanian citizens choose to spend their holidays outside the Romanian borders, an increase of the traffic in the border crossing points, especially in the west and south of the country was recorded. During this period, more than 4.000 border guards carry out, on a daily basis, surveillance and control activities of the state border. ...

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The Romanian Border Police celebrates 153 years of institutional establishment

The Romanian Border Police celebrates 153 years of institutional establishment

Today, July 24, the Romanian Border Police celebrates 153 years of institutional development, and at the HQ of the General Inspectorate of Border Police the award of BORDER GUARD OF 2017 was granted and also the employees within the operational structures with outstanding results in the professional activity were rewarded. ...

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The analysis of the Romanian Border Police activity in the first semester of 2017

The analysis of the Romanian Border Police activity in the first semester of 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, the Romanian Border Police followed to fulfill the duties granted by the national law, both as regards the optimization of border surveillance and control and the efficient countering of cross-border crime. During this period, it was necessary to gather all efforts for an efficient management of illegal migration phenomenon at the Romanian borders and of cross-border crime in the territorial competence area of the Border Police, through the implementation, in a unitary manner, of the specific measures of prevention and countering, the coordination – within th ...

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Recommendations for border crossing during holidays

Recommendations for border crossing during holidays

Bearing in mind that in August many Romanian citizens situated abroad come back in Romania in order to spend their holidays together with the family, as well as the large number of Romanian citizens who chose to spend their holidays abroad, an increase of the traffic in the border crossing points, especially in the West and South of the country is expected during the next period. Since the beginning of the summer season, the Romanian Border Police management disposed a series of measures for the territorial structures through which they adapt their missions, human resources and materials accor ...

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21 children and 34 adults were rescued by the Romanian border guards on Frontex mission in Greece

21 children and 34 adults were rescued by the Romanian border guards on Frontex mission in Greece

The border guards aboard the patrol vessel MAI 1101 of the Coast Guard, on Frontex mission within the Joint Maritime Operation “POSEIDON SEA 2017”, rescued, during the patrol activity in the Aegean Sea, 55 persons, out of which 17 women and 21 children, who were on a boat about to sink. The rescued persons were transported and handed over safely to the authorities in Chios Port in order to carry out the specific procedures. ...

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Criminal group specialized in cigarette smuggling, with branches at international level, dismantled by the Romanian border guards

Criminal group specialized in cigarette smuggling, with branches at international level, dismantled by the Romanian border guards

The border guards within the Directorate for Countering Illegal Migration and Cross-Border Crime (GIBP) and Coast Guard, under the coordination of the prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the Appeal Court Constanţa, with the specialty support of the policemen within the Directorate for Special Operations – General Inspectorate of Romanian Police, dismantled a criminal group which was carrying out illegal activities related to cigarette smuggling and which had branches at international level. In order to dismantle the criminal group, the Romanian authorities collabor ...

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Cigarette smuggling, a phenomenon under the attention of the Romanian Border Police

Cigarette smuggling, a phenomenon under the attention of the Romanian Border Police

The trafficking with smuggled cigarettes and other consumer / excisable goods is one of the main actions of crime at the Romanian borders, a phenomenon which has spread at the level of entire country, as it results from the analysis of the cross-border crime phenomena recorded at the border between Romania and neighbouring countries. ...

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21 children and 31 adults, rescued by the Romanian Border Guards during  Frontex Operations - POSEIDON SEA 2017

21 children and 31 adults, rescued by the Romanian Border Guards during Frontex Operations - POSEIDON SEA 2017

Over 50 people, including 21 children, being in danger on a boat in the waters of the Aegean Sea, were rescued by the MAY 1102 Coast Guard maritime patrol crew, during their Frontex mission in Greece, within the Common Maritime Operation "EPN POSEIDON SEA”. ...

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A new rescue operation in the Aegean Sea:19 children and 37 adults, rescued by the Romanian Border Police

A new rescue operation in the Aegean Sea:19 children and 37 adults, rescued by the Romanian Border Police

Coast Guard Crew maritime patrol , while on Frontex mission in Greece, within the common Joint Maritime Operation "EPN POSEIDON SEA" saved and handed over safely to the Greek authorities, 56 foreigners who were in danger in the Aegean waters, on a small craft. Among those saved, originating from Syria, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Algeria, Kuwait and Tunisia, were also nineteen minors, two of them only a few months old. ...

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Joint actions in order to ensure public order and to increase the safety degree at the South-West border of Romania

Joint actions in order to ensure public order and to increase the safety degree at the South-West border of Romania

Since last night, having in mind the increase of the safety degree at the South-West border of Romania, the border guards within the Territorial Inspectorate of Border Police Timişoara act jointly with the employees within the County Inspectorate of Gendarmerie Timiş, the Mobile Group of Gendarmerie Timiş, the County Inspectorates of Police in Timiş, Caraş-Severin and Mehedinţi, as well as with the General Inspectorate of Aviation, based on a joint plan for maintaining, ensuring public order and increasing the safety degree of the citizen, approved by minister Petre Tobă. ...

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The Romanian Border Police s the specialized state institution which carries out the attributions appertaining to it and referring to the surveillance and control of the crossing of the state border ... read more