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In recent years, with the rise in refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe, the profile of Frontex and the demands placed on it have increased. During this period, while the UK has not been a full member, it has been represented on its management board, and its involvement in Frontex operations has increased. With the UK now leaving the EU, but expressing in its Article 50 notification a desire to maintain existing arrangements for security and border cooperation, the UK’s relationship with Frontex may need to be re-examined.

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