European Border and Coast Guard Agency – an EU agency
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Europejska Agencja Straży Granicznej i Przybrzeżnej – unijna agencja z siedzibą w Polsce
European Border and Coast Guard Agency – an EU agency based in Poland

Author(s): Jolanta Szymańska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Political Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Frontex; migracja; Schengen; granice; agencja; Unia Europejska; migration; borders; agency; European Union

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the evolution of Frontex in the context of migration challenges of the EU and the Schengen area, and describes the specificity of agency activities at external borders. Special attention is givento Poland’s relations with Frontex, including issues such as operational cooperation between the PolishBorder Guard and Frontex, obligations resulting from the location of the agency headquarters in Warsaw,and the government’s position regarding the development of the agency in the context of a broader discussion on the EU migration policy. In the study, the author argues that the strong attachment of memberstates, including Poland, to sovereignty in borders protection limits the possibilities for a creation of a trulyEuropean border guard. The article concludes that without an effective system for the protection of externalborders, with the crisis of trust between Member States on migration issues, the Schengen area will remainunder threat.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 159-178
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish