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Watching the watchers: who's at the helm of EU's Frontex?

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BRUSSELS – The European Union’s border and coast guard agency Frontex, the pride of the 27-nation bloc’s vast effort to keep watch over its frontiers and anyone who might try to enter without authorization, is itself under surveillance — and under fire.

Almost literally sometimes: In the Aegean Sea, Turkish fighter jets and ships have buzzed Frontex aircraft or intimidated the agency’s boats monitoring migrant movements in the narrow strip of sea between Turkey and Greece's eastern islands.

Turkish troops allegedly fired warning shots in the air at the land border too. And in the European Parliament, calls have come for Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri to resign.

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