EU Migration Agencies

The Operation and Cooperation of FRONTEX, EASO and EUROPOL

European Security and Justice Critiques series

David Fernández-Rojo, Assistant Professor in European and International Public Law, Department of Public Law, University of Deusto, Spain

This insightful book analyzes the evolution of the operational tasks and cooperation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX), the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL). Exploring the recent expansion of the legal mandates of these decentralized EU agencies and the activities they undertake in practice, David Fernández-Rojo offers a critical assessment of the EU migration agencies.

‘This book is based on thorough research and a solid empirical-legal
methodology and offers a critical analysis that is at the same time
appropriately nuanced.’
– Mariana Gkliati, EU Law Live

‘In this detailed and precise guide, the author traces how Europe’s border, police, and asylum agencies are evolving in an interactive system of governance. EU Migration Agencies maps out lines of authority, pathways of power, and unexpected feedback loops.’
– David Scott FitzGerald, University of California, San Diego, US

‘David Fernández-Rojo has produced an excellent and invaluable book on a topic of great importance and complexity, namely the evolution of the operational tasks and cooperation of three key agencies in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: FRONTEX, EASO and EUROPOL. His comparative analysis offers crucial insights to understand central aspects for the future of the European Union such as the Schengen area, the Common European Asylum System or the so-called hotspots.’
– Diego Acosta, University of Bristol, UK

2021 272 pp Hardback 978 1 83910 933 1 £90.00 £81.00 $130.00 $117.00

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