Greece should face more checks over asylum seeker treatment

Frontex human rights official says Greece ‘needs enhanced monitoring’ after claims asylum seekers being illegally expelled. Greek authorities should face more checks over how they manage asylum seekers trying to reach Europe, the lead official in charge of human rights at the EU’s border agency has said. Jonas Grimheden, fundamental rights officer at the European Border […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , The Guardian



Frontex director accused of returning migrants resigns

Fabrice Leggeri under fire over agency’s human rights record and anti-fraud investigation. The head of the EU border agency Frontex has resigned after being investigated by the union’s anti-fraud agency, amid numerous reports of its complicity in illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers. Fabrice Leggeri, who has been criticised by the European parliament for failure to […]

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Country: European Union
Source: DW




Frontex involved in illegal pushbacks

The EU’s border agency has been involved in the pushbacks of at least 957 asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea between March 2020 and September 2021, according to a new investigation. Frontex, the EU’s best-funded agency with a budget of €758m, is being investigated over previous allegations of complicity with Greek authorities in illegal pushbacks […]

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Country: European Union
Source: AA , Spiegel



Frontex accused of complicity in Greek pushbacks

The EU’s border agency is accused of complicity in Greece’s illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers, a German magazine reported on Thursday. Publishing the findings of an investigation by OLAF, the EU’s anti-fraud watchdog, German magazine Der Spiegel revealed that Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri and other top officials not only knew of but also covered up […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT





EU border agency deported record number of people in first half of 2021

The EU border agency Frontex deported a record number of people in the first half of the year, according to a leaked document that has sparked concern about people being sent back to countries where they may face war or persecution. In a report issued to the EU Council of Ministers, Frontex said it had […]

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Country: European Union
Source: TRT , TheGuardian

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