EU Border Office Chief on Refugee Crisis 'We Should Have No Illusions'

As head of the EU border agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri has one of the hardest jobs in Europe. Tasked with protecting the external borders of the Schengen area, he is keenly aware of just how fragile the zone has become as a result of the refugee crisis.
Vehicles carry concrete blocks used in construction of a fence along the Turkish-Syria border in the western countryside of Ras al-Ain, Syria.

Vehicles carry concrete blocks used in construction of a fence along the Turkish-Syria border in the western countryside of Ras al-Ain, Syria.

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Refugees arriving in Greece by sea

Refugees arriving in Greece by sea

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Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri: "We should have no illusions: As long as the bloodshed in Syria continues, refugees will keep coming."

Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri: "We should have no illusions: As long as the bloodshed in Syria continues, refugees will keep coming."

Foto: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/ AP