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Under proposals from the European commission for the summit, the EU’s borders agency, Frontex, is to be granted new powers to initiate and carry out forced deportations. At the moment such action and decisions can only be taken by national authorities. The proposals were spelled out earlier this month in a letter to EU interior ministers from Dimitris Avramopoulos, the commissioner for migration.
“The EU’s system to return irregular migrants is not sufficiently fast and effective,” he said. “The effectiveness of the system must be enhanced. I am open to exploring all options.”