Leggeri warned that ‘In 2015’we must be prepared to deal with a situation that is even worse than last year. Depending on the source, we have been told that there are between 500,000 and one million migrants ready to leave Libya.”
He asked for more resources and more cooperation from member states in order to face this challenge. ”If we want Frontex to conduct more operations, we need resources and staff and a commitment from member states to make their vehicles available,” he said.
He also noted that ”FRONTEX is one part. Alone it is not enough to deal with this enormous problem. For example, cooperation with third countries is very important.”