EU launches joint border guard at Bulgaria-Turkish border



The European Union launched its common border guard on Thursday, hoping it will help keep people away from a bloc that is still struggling with political aftershocks from an uncontrolled influx of refugees and migrants last year.
Overwhelmed by the arrival of some 1.3 million people last year, the EU has increasingly focussed on sealing its external borders. The new force is designed as a rapid reaction force to be deployed in any place seeing a sharp increase in immigration.
"The establishment of the agency is a symbol of the EU, of a Europe that is able to deliver, that is proving... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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