EU border police Frontex carries out border control operations by land, sea and air. Yet the backbone of Frontex’s work - the equipment and officers that implement and make Frontex operations possible - doesn’t belong to the EU border agency, but are contributions from European countries.
Every year, all EU Member States - as well as a series of non-EU countries, including Switzerland, Iceland and Norway - pledge and transfer resources and equipment to Frontex for its operations.
These resources are both technical and human. They include the assets Frontex uses, such as patrol boats, helicopters, aircrafts, cars and vans; smaller equipment such as CO2 and heartbeat detectors; as well as officers who participate and, in fact, implement Frontex’s border control and deportation operations.
In order to better understand each European country’s contributions to Frontex, today we are publishing a compilation of all resources (equipment and officers) made available to Frontex per country, from 2015 to 2021.
→Take a look at our interactive dossier to find out more.
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