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Common Operation DRINO
July 16, 2018 - July 25, 2018
Between 16-25 July 2018, a Common Operation took place in Albania in the border area with Greece. The Operation, which was based on the Regional Risk Analysis was organised along the newly opened “Adriatic” migration route and was aimed at improvement of capacities when dealing with the phenomenon of enhanced migration flow. During the course of the Operation, visiting officers from 9 countries of the region took part, as well as representatives of several European Agencies. The Operation, which additionally serves as an intensive field training activity provided the relevant services with the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience on different procedures (green border surveillance, checks of vehicles, debriefings/interviews with migrants…), equipment and to highlight and address any possible legal and operational gaps.
The activity was conducted within the framework of the project “Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans” jointly financed by the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany.