'The Situation is Escalating' Europe's Frontex Border Guard Stretched to Limit

Frontex, the European Union's border protection agency, is demanding more money and equipment to seal off Europe's borders to refugees. Agency director Ilkka Laitinen believes the refugee numbers could continue to rise as political unrest escalates in North Africa and the Middle East.
A police officer with the European border protection agency Frontex stands near the frontier between Greece and Turkey in November.

A police officer with the European border protection agency Frontex stands near the frontier between Greece and Turkey in November.

Foto: Nikolas Giakoumidis/ AP