Integrated System For Border Security (I.S.B.S.)
Located geographically on a relevant transport corridor to Europe, Romania has 2.050 kilometers of external border and 1.090 kilometers of internal border of the European Union.
The geographical diversity of our country borders (littoral, mountains, hills, plains, rivers, delta), which determines the presence of 1.085 kilometers of land border and 2.064 kilometers of water border, but also the emergence of cross-border risks foreseen as a result of the geo-strategic position of the country and the new quality of E.U. and N.A.T.O. Member State, imposed the necessity to create an Integrated System for Border Security, capable of ensuring a high level of surveillance and control of the borders, for the benefit of the society, of own citizens and of all the European citizens.
Setting up the Integrated System for Border Security is one of the objectives outlined by the Integrated Border Management Strategy, a document which foresees the establishment of the Romanian Inter-ministerial Group for Integrated State Border Management - consultative organism made up of:
the minister of justice,
the minister of foreign affairs,
the minister of national defence,
the minister of public finance,
the minister of health,
the minister of labour, social solidarity and family,
the minister of agriculture, forests and rural development,
the minister of transports, construction and tourism,
the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service,
the director of the Romanian Intelligence Service.
According to the law, the Romanian Inter-ministerial Group for Integrated State Border Management establishes the overview concept and ensures the unitary coordination of the actions and measures, by the Government, in order to secure the state border, carried out by the Ministry of Administration and Interior, the public administration authorities, by other public non-governmental institutions and organizations on issues in the field of human rights, centralizes and monitors the results of the cooperation between the competent authorities and the external partners with responsibilities in this field.
The Integrated System for Border Security is made up of four filters and nine support subsystems, as follows:
It represents the operations of preventing and combating the cross-border crimes carried out in other countries, through the internal affairs attaches, officers and through the collaboration with different international institutions.
It includes the measures and actions carried out jointly with institutions with border competences from other states, including through contact points, centers and offices, set up for the purpose of enhancing the cooperation activities with the E.U. Member States and neighbouring countries.
It represents the measures for adjusting the law according to the Community acquis, ensuring the infrastructure, adequate facilities for carrying out the control and surveillance at the border, as well as for implementing an adequate personnel policy for the aim of border control and surveillance.
It represents the measures carried out on the national territory in order to prevent and to combat illegal migration and cross-border crime (cooperation between regional agencies, cross-border police cooperation, control of the international traffic routes within the territory of the country, surveillance based on information etc.).
The progresses achieved by the Romanian Border Police for realizing the borders security: 2007 | 2008.