European Commission welcomes adoption of European Border and Coastguard Package
The European Commission welcomes the decisive action taken by EU legislators on coastguard cooperation and maritime border control. Three EU agencies can now join forces, streamline activities and avoid duplication of efforts, with the result of a better service to national authorities.
The European Maritime Safety Agency's monitoring of the maritime situation is already shared with European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), Frontex and Member States to sustain their maritime surveillance needs and to support their operations.
EMSA services will be further enhanced through use of state of the art technology.
The EU is now better equipped to deal with all kinds of risks and threats occurring at sea, in relation to border management but also in relation to accidents, search & rescue operations and illegal activities at sea – thus making our response to the many challenges of the maritime domain quicker and more efficient.
- Publication date
- 22 September 2016
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport