Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri visited Bulgaria and Romania

#Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri visited Bulgaria and Romania this week to meet with the national authorities, talk to our standing corps officers on the ground and visit the ongoing multipurpose maritime operation (MMO) in the Black Sea. He also traveled Bulgaria’s border with Turkey, where he met with local media to discuss the current situation at EU’s external borders.

Bulgaria and Romania host MMO Black Sea 2021, which aims at combating illegal migration, cross-border crime, illegal fishing and maritime pollution. It also highlights the fact that our multi-purpose operations also collect and share information relevant to fisheries control, detection of pollution and compliance with maritime regulations in cooperation with relevant EU agencies.

As part of MMO Black Sea, Frontex also held several search-and-rescue exercises  with the Romanian and Bulgarian authorities and our sister EU agencies, the European Maritime Safety Agency and European Fisheries Control Agency – EFCA