Frontex’s growing pains

An article in Politico recounts the problems facing Frontex, the EU's border agency - botched recruitment procedures, accusations of involvement in fundamental rights violations and allegations of harassment within the agency. The article cites an internal Council document published by Statewatch in 2020.

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"Frontex acknowledged the issue in a report submitted to the Council of the EU in April 2020, but when Green MEP Özlem Demirel in November submitted a written question as to whether the matter had been resolved, the Commission replied that the agency was still “in the process of clarifying” how weapons would be legally acquired and preparing rules for their storage and eventual “transportation to the operational areas.”"

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