European Parliament
Knut Fleckenstein - S&D (Germany)


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Topic A: European Border and Coast Guard

The implementation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency is a necessary progress in order to protect the Schengen area inside the European Union and so keep the freedoms we signed up for in 1985 and 1990. Thousands of people are dying at the borders of the European Union, a fact which is not suiting the principles and idea of the EU. It is our aim to prevent future deaths relating the external borders of the European Union. Due to that, the S&D Group established a specific mandate for supporting search and rescue, in order to save future lives in the Mediterranean. Therefore the increase of the agency's permanent staff and its budget will improve the opportunities for actions. In addition, th...