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Juncker: 10,000 more border guards should be sent to protect EU borders

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUEuropean Union has plans to send 10,000 more border guards to combat illegal immigration, said Chairman of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said in his speech regarding the state of EU.

As reported by BBC, Juncker, who will remain in charge of the European Commission for twelve whole months, has proposed expanding the capacity of the European Union’s border security.

Currently Europe’s borders are protected by Frontex, which has around 1,600 border guards picked from different member states.

The head of EU’s executive power also mentioned that there should still be legal migration roads from Africa to Europe.

«We need migrants who are specialists in their respective professions,» said Juncker, who proposes focusing on cooperation instead of charity in African-European relations.

The politician from Luxembourg has proposed forming a free trade agreement with Europe’s ‘cooperation continent’.

This cooperation format would help create up to 10 million new jobs in Africa in the next five years, Juncker predicts.

It is clear that it is necessary to get the migration flow in the Mediterranean Sea under control, because the influx of illegal immigrants in Old Europe has pushed residents towards supporting on the political arena right-wing populists, who are often euro-sceptical.


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