Shortly before the end of the year, Jean-Claude Juncker is attacking the member States of the European Union. The EU Commission chief has been accused of a “blatant hypocrisy” in the discussion of a European corps of Border guards.

“All EU heads of state and heads of government have resulted in more than two years the better protection of the European external border”, said Juncker of the “world on Sunday”. “And now suddenly come from many sides concerns. This is an intervention in national sovereignty, everything is going much too fast and the Figures were resorted to. This is a blatant hypocrisy.”

The EU Commission had proposed in September, the EU border protection Agency Frontex, by 2020, a permanent Reserve of 10,000 forces- that would be around 8500 more than it is today. The heads of state and heads of government had declared the protection of the external border against illegal Migration at the EU summit at the end of June a priority.

“We must act quickly”

Many EU member States had expressed to the Frontex joint plans to the Commission, but very critical. The Austrian EU presidency therefore suggested that the permanent Reserve until 2027 to 10,000 civil servants to increase. Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) had referred to the beginning of the month in 2025 as a “feasible schedule”.

Juncker said, just those who have been very critical of the under-developed external border protection loudly, not wanted to get involved. “So Europe may not work. We need to act quickly, so that we can be prepared and the EU’s external borders are under control.”


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