The Schengen Acquis established an area without internal border checks, and a single EU external border. Since its incorporation into EU Law in the Amsterdam Treaty, the objective of the EU has been to develop and implement European integrated border management at national and EU level, in order to create an area of freedom, security and justice.
Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, is a pivotal element in achieving integrated border management of the EU’s external frontiers. Frontex’s role, budget and resources have grown progressively since its creation, and new legislation further extending its mandate entered into force on 4 December 2019.
This audit will examine whether Frontex has been effective in supporting the implementation of the EU’s integrated border management so far.
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