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On 31 January 2012, Director General of the Police Janko Goršek hosted the Executive Director of Frontex, Ilkk Laitinen.

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The members of the Slovenian delegation present at the meeting were Robert Furman, the Director General's advisor on international cooperation, Marko Gašperlin, the Assistant to the Director of the Uniformed Police Directorate, and Melita Močnik, the Head of the Border Police Division (Uniformed Police Directorate). The Agency's representatives were Klaus Rösler, the Director of the Operations Division, and Maija Laukka, the Assistant to the Executive Director.

Goršek and Laitinen, and the members of the delegations, discussed trends in illegal migration which, after several years of decline, have now witnessed a slight increase and change in structure. The forthcoming Schengen evaluation visits were also discussed, which is where the Slovenian air border, and then, maritime and land border management will be assessed. Extensive preparations have been made for these missions. Further, Slovenia presented the strategic positions of its police force in integrated border management. In general, the Slovenian police have been significantly engaged in the development and operation of Frontex (the European agency for the operational cooperation at the external borders of EU member states) since the Agency's early days. 

The Frontex delegation visited Slovenian police officers working at Obrežje border crossing and met the Specialised Unit for State Border Control.