– the Frontex headquarters agreement signed with Poland (as announced here by the European Commission: ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/f) – all earlier versions of the headquarters agreement signed with the Polish government; – all agreements, contracts or agreements signed with Poland concerning the “new Frontex headquarters in Warsaw in the country provided by the Polish government” (as stated by the European Commission). The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, is an agency of the European Union, headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, in coordination with the border guards and coastguards of the Schengen member states. The siege agreement came into force on 1 November 2017, following a ratification process in the Polish parliament. It defines the legal status of the agency and its staff in Poland, while allowing Frontex to establish its new headquarters in Warsaw, on the territory provided by the Polish government. It also provides for the creation of an accredited European school for the children of agency staff. 2015 will mark the tenth anniversary of 2015. The European Parliament has not yet been informed of the signing of an agreement between Frontex and Poland. Can the Commission explain the extent to which Poland has complied with its obligations under Article 15 bis of the Frontex Regulation (headquarters agreement) and, in particular, what means it offers to ensure the smooth running of the Agency? Reports have been reported of video recordings of FRONTEX in violation of the law by helping the Greek coastguard to block and recoil asylum seekers and migrants who have arrived in Greece`s territorial waters, instead of resealing them, which is their obligation under EU law and regulations.  In order to enable the Agency to carry out its tasks, its budget would gradually increase from THE 143 million EUROS originally planned for 2015 to EUR 238 million in 2016, EUR 281 million in 2017 and EUR 322 million (approximately US$350 million) in 2020. Agency staff would gradually increase from 402 members in 2016 to 1,000 by 2020.  The right to intervene.
Member States can request joint operations, rapid border interventions and the deployment of EBCG teams to assist national authorities when a Member State experiences an influx of migrants endangering the Schengen area. In such a case, particularly where the action of a Member State is not sufficient to deal with the crisis, the Commission will be empowered to adopt an enforcement decision determining whether a situation at a certain section of the external borders requires urgent action at EU level.