Triton to 'complement' Italy's Mare Nostrum operation

Expansion to EU Frontex border agency has 2.9 mn initial budget

(ANSA) - Brussels, October 7 - Triton, the European Commission's sea rescue operation to expand EU border agency Frontex in the Mediterranean, will begin in November as a complement, not a replacement, to Italy's Mare Nostrum operation, officials said Tuesday.
    The program will have an initial budget of about 2.9 million euros and operations will take place within a jurisdiction of 30 miles beyond Italian territorial waters.
   

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