Frontex receives extra funding for EU border protection
Budapest, February 2 (MTI) – Frontex, the EU’s border control agency, received extra allocations last year to help tackle the unprecedented wave of migrants, the agency’s spokeswoman told public Kossuth Radio on Tuesday.
The agency’s initial budget of 112 million euros for 2015 was increased by 30 million euros by the end of the year, Ewa Moncure said, adding that they have 250 million euros available this year.
Frontex has currently 15-16 vessels on rescue missions off the coasts of Italy and another 16 at Greece, she said.
The agency currently has officers deployed on the Greek islands and at the Greek-Macedonian border’s Greek side helping with the registration of migrants, Moncure said.