Malta: New Frontex Guidelines for Operations at Sea Could Be Ignored

The new Armed Forces of Malta Commander, Brigadier Martin Xuereb, suggested in an interview with the Times of Malta that Frontex enforcement operations are governed by operational plans that “may or may not draw from the [newly approved Frontex] guidelines”.  “‘The guidelines also state that the modalities of the operation will be agreed upon in the operational plan decided by countries that participate in the mission,’ he says, insisting the operational plan superseded the [new] guidelines.”  Xuereb also said that it was too early to say whether Malta would decline to participate in future Frontext operations.

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