The European Council and the Council of the EU are two very closely linked institutions. They have similar names and share the same buildings and staff - the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC). However, they have very different roles and membership.
On 22 June, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed the compromise text agreed with the European Parliament on the proposed regulation for a European border and coast guard.
The European border and coast guard will consist of a European agency (the current Frontex agency with expanded tasks) and national authorities of the Schengen countries responsible for border management. The agency will establish an operational strategy for European integrated border management and assist all member states concerned in its implementation.