Brussels beefs up borders forces as ‘first uniformed service’ unveiled with EU flag

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Frontex – the bloc’s border and coast guard – revealed a “sneak peak” of the her uniforms to be worn by their officials in the future. A statement said: “For the first time, the European Union has its own uniformed service – the European Border and Coast Guard standing corps. “And here’s a sneak peak of the uniform they will be wearing to represent the EU at its borders.”

Frontex is funded directly from the bloc’s annual budget and is used to manage its common external borders.

Using ships and aircraft, the border force is mainly deployed in and around the Mediterranean to stem the flow of illegal migration into the bloc.

It has also been suggested the Frontex budget could be used to detect migrants crossed the Channel from France and Belgium by small boats.

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The so-called Standing Corps new uniform features a prominent EU flag on the sleeves of its blue jackets.

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