A dose of reality: Lithuania calls presence of Frontex “symbolic”, it’s help not needed…and refuses to agree with the ‘refugee requirements’ of Frontex, which, they say, amounts to an open-border policy.
* Frontex is a waste but it keeps expanding its budget, costing hundreds of millions of Euros on its maintenance alone.
– Lithuania’s Deputy Interior Minister, Arnoldas Abramavicius, said that if Lithuania takes all detained illegal immigrants to checkpoints for them to officially apply for asylum, it will be then an open border policy which is impossible due to the current situation.
Mr. Abramavicius added that participation of Frontex representatives in protecting the border against an influx of illegals is only a symbolic help.
“Lithuania is able to cope with its own resources of the Border Guard Service, the army, and volunteer paramilitary structures. Fifty-three Frontex representatives do not play a significant role,” he said.
** Ouch, what a shot. Frontex is nothing more than a poor excuse for EU hacks to claim they are defending borders. Clearly, from its dismal record over the last six years, it does not deny entry at the border.
National border guards should continue to keep Frontex agents at a distance. The agency exists to manage migration not to stop migration.