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According to Articles 20(2) and 28(2) of amended Regulation 2004/2007, Frontex shall make its general reports public and also "ensure that (...) the public and any interested party are rapidly given objective, reliable and easily understandable information with regard to its work".

Despite being strongly criticised for its total opacity on the conduct of its operations and the lack of clarity regarding the chain of responsibility, the Agency has always presented itself as being committed to its obligations and has regularly published reports and analyses on its website. However, some crucial information regarding Frontex's relations with third parties as well as the different risk analyses which constitute the basis of the Agency's work remain unavailable. The fundamental rights documents listed below can be viewed as a direct answer by the Agency to the sharp criticism to which it has been subject since its establishment. 

This section is divided into several sub-sections:
General reports
09/2013 General Report 2012
07/2012 General Report 2011
07/2011 General Report 2010
06/2010 General Report 2009
26/03/2009 General Report 2008
12/2008 General Report 2007
12/07/2007 General Report 2006
03/2006 General Report 2005
Work programmes
03/2014 Work Programme 2014
02/2013 Work Programme 2013
01/2012 Work Programme 2012
01/2011 Work Programme 2011
02/2010 Work Programme 2010
02/2009 Work Programme 2009
29/01/2008 Work Programme 2008
23/11/2006 Work Programme 2007
19/10/2005 Work Programme 2006
30/06/2005 Work Programme 2005
Operations reports
2013 Code of conduct for joint return operations coordinated by Frontex
21/02/2012 JO Hermes – Situational Update
02/02/2012 Greek-Turkish land border JO Poseidon Land: Situational update, January 2012
27/10/2011 RABIT Operation 2010 Evaluation Report
26/03/2011 Update to Joint Operation Poseidon 2011
11/03/2011 Update to Joint Operation Hermes 2011
17/02/2009 HERA 2008 and NAUTILUS 2008 - Statistics
10/2007 Frontex-led EU illegal immigration technical mission to Libya, 25 May - 5 June 2007
Analyses
05/2014Annual Risk Analysis 2014
16/09/2013 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Network) Quarterly: January-March 2013 Q01
16/09/2013 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Network) Quarterly: October-December 2012 Q04
16/09/2013 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Network) Quarterly: July-September 2012 Q03
18/04/2013 Annual Risk Analysis 2013
13/07/2012 Eastern Borders - Annual Overview 2012
29/06/2012 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Network) Quarterly: January-March 2012 Q01, 2012
24/05/2012 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Network) Quarterly: October-December 2011 Q04, 2011
15/05/2012 Western Balkans - Annual Risk Analysis 2012
20/04/2012 Annual Risk Analysis 2012
18/01/2012 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Unit) Quarterly : Analysis of Migratory Trends at the EU External Borders for Q03, 2011
25/10/2011 Eastern Borders Risk Analysis Network Annual Overview 2011
04/10/2011 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Unit) Quarterly : Analysis of Migratory Trends at the EU External Borders for Q02, 2011
21/07/2011 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Unit) Quarterly : Analysis of Migratory Trends at the EU External Borders for Q01, 2011
22/06/2011 The Issue of European Coast Guards, III Session/Border Management - Power Point presentation by Illka Laitinen, Frontex's Executive Director, at the European Parliament
01/06/2011 Situational Overview on Trafficking in Human Beings
26/05/2011 Western Balkans Annual Risk Analysis 2011
11/05/2011 Annual Risk Analysis 2011
29/04/2011 Ethics of Border Security
16/01/2011 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Unit) Quarterly : Analysis of Migratory Trends at the EU External Borders for Q03, 2010
13/12/2010 Report on Unaccompanied Minors in European Migration, Risk Analysis Unit- Reference nr: 18477
19/11/2010 Western Balkans Annual Risk Analysis 2010
18/11/2010 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Unit) Quarterly : Analysis of Migratory Trends at the EU External Borders for Q02, 2010
17/11/2010 Current situation at the external borders of the EU (Jan-Spt 2010) - maps
09/07/2010 FRAN (Frontex Risk Analysis Unit) Quarterly : Analysis of Migratory Trends at the EU External Borders for Q01, 2010
07/07/2010 Situation at the External Borders 2008/2009: migratory trends
07/07/2010 Extract from the Frontex Annual Risk Analysis Report 2010
09/2009 Frontex, EU Joint Situation Centre, IOM, ICMPD: The impact of the global economic crisis on illegal migration to the EU
01/2009 COWI: External Evaluation of the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (doc. no. P-69209-A)
2007 Determination of high risk routes regarding illegal migration in the Western Balkan countries, joint Frontex and Europol study (see Council's document 5685/08 reflecting on the report)
20/11/2006 Frontex Feasbility study on Mediterranean Coastal Patrol Network MEDSEA
06/2006 Summary of BORTEC report (unclassified), on technical feasibility for a surveillance system for the southern European maritime border, carried out by Frontex in 2006. Availabe in Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU, Working Document III on Maritime Surveillance Systems, p.23 (European Commission, Joint Research Centre Ispra - Italy-, pubilshed 14 June 2008)
Agreements with third organisations 
31/01/2014eu-LISA and FRONTEX sign Working Arrangement
18/12/2013Eurojust and Frontex sign Memorandum of Understanding
26/09/2012 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with EASO (European Asylum Support Office)
17/04/2012 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) 
03/03/2011 Frontex signs Framework Training Agreements with Five New Member States (Estonia, France, Malta, Poland and Spain
26/05/2010 Frontex signs Cooperation Arrangement with FRA (EU Fundamental Rights Agency) 
12/2009 Frontex signs Working Agreement with EMSA and CFCA 
11/2009 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with CFCA (Community Fisheries Control Agency)
18/06/2009 Frontex signs Cooperation Arrangement with CEPOL 
29/06/2009 Frontex’s cooperation with ICMPD enters into force 
27/05/2009 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Interpol 
11/2008 and 12/2008 Frontex signs Administrative Arrangements with the Secretariat General of the Council and the EU Joint Situation Centre (Sitcen) Exchange of letters between the Council of the European Union and Frontex  
07/2008 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with IOM 
18/06/2008 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with UNHCR 
12/2008 Frontex signs Cooperation Agreement with the EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) 
28/03/2008 Frontex signs Cooperation Agreement with Europol 
Agreements with third countries 
16/04/2013 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Azerbaijan
28/05/2012 Frontex signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkey
23/02/2012 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Armenia 
19/01/2012 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Nigeria 
17/01/2011 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Cape Verde 
21/10/2010 Frontex signs working arrangement with Canada 
02/08/2010 Frontex signs seat agreement with Greece
21/10/2009 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Belarus
18/06/2009 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Montenegro 
29/04/2009 Working arrangement between Frontex and the US Department for Homeland Security 
03/04/2009 Working arrangement between Frontex and Bosnia-and-Herzegovina
20/02/2009 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Albania 
19/02/2009 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Serbia 
03/02/2009 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia 
14/12/2008 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Georgia 
12/08/2008 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with the Republic of Moldova 
15.04.2008 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Croatia 
11/06/2007 Frontex signs Working Arrangement with Ukraine 
21.09.2006 Decision of the Management Board authorising the Executive Director to negotiate a working arrangement for the Agency with Croatia 
14.09.2006 Cooperation Frontex and the Russian Federation
Fundamental rights
01/2013 Work Programme of the Consultative Forum of Fundamental Rights 2013
26/12/2012 MANAGEMENT BOARD DECISION No 18/2012 on the working methods of the Frontex Consultative Forum and the modalities of the transmission of information to the Frontex Consultative Forum
31/05/2012 Frontex's reply to the European Parliament's LIBE Committee on the Agency's fundamental rights strategy
23/05/2012 Management Board Decision No 12/2012 on the composition of Frontex Consultative Forum
17/05/2012 Frontex's reply to the European Ombudsman's enquiry on Frontex's fundamental rights strategy. See Ombudsman's request here. 
01/12/2011 5th EU Anti-Trafficking Day Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings - Joint statement of the Heads of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies
27/04/2012 Tentative timeline in view of the establishment of Frontex's Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights and the nomination of a Fundamental Rights Officer (implementation of Article 26(a) of the amended Regulation 2004/2007 as adopted in November 2011)
11/2011 Code of Conduct for all persons participating in Frontex activities
31/03/2011 Frontex Fundamental Rights Strategy
2007 COMMON CORE CURRICULUM EU Border Guard Basic Training (unclassified version)
Annexes:
Research and development (e.g. surveillance technologies, passenger name record)
18/05/2012 Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record - invitation for industry
17/05/2012 TALOS Demo Day Summary (with a set of pictures of the robot prototype presented by TALOS)
01/03/2012 Study on anti-corruption measures in EU border control
16/01/2012 AEROVISION and THALES present the FULMAR system to FRONTEX in Greece (use of drones for border control)
12/2011 Future of Borders
07/2011 Operational and Technical Security of Electronic Passports
03/2011 Best Practice Guidelines on the Design, Deployment and Operation of Automated Border Crossing Systems
01/01/2010 BIOPASS Study II: Automated biometric border crossing systems based on electronic passports and facial recognition: RAPID and SmartGate
11/12/2009 Deloitte, Study on the feasibility of establishing specialised branches of Frontex- Final Report
01/10/2009 Frontex Research and Development Unit: Automated Border Control Systems: State of the Art in Europe. Conference on Biometric Technology for Border Control
2008 SeBoCom Pre-Study: A preliminary study on Secure Border Communications, Dimokritos Tziritis (EU Frontex Agency), Aleksander Pur (Ministry of the Interior, Slovenia), Franco Oliverin (EC Joint Research Ispra)
08/2007 BIOPASS Study I: Study on Automated Biometric Border Crossing Systems for Registered Passenger at Four European Airports
Other
10/2013Conference Report - 2nd Global Conference and Exhibition on Future Developments of Automated Border Control (ABC)
03/2014 Annual Information of the Member States to the European Border Guard Teams and the Technical Equipment Pool, 2014, March 2014
03/2013 Annual Information on the Commitments of the Member States to the European Border Guard Teams and the Technical Equipment Pool, 2013, March 2013
18/05/2012 Frontex to launch an operation during Eurocup 2012
05/2011 Frontex's press pack. Contains:
  • The Structure of Frontex
  •  Integrated Border Management
  •  Migratory trends 2009/2010
  •  Migratory trends 2008/2009
  •  Cooperation with Third Countries
  •  The changing migratory pressure at the external sea borders and Frontex operational response (by year)
  •  Overview of sea border joint operations (2006–2010)
  •  Overview of participation by country in 2006–2010 sea border operations coordinated by Frontex
  •  Sea Border Section cooperation with Member States authorities
  •  Overview of air border joint operations coordinated by Frontex in 2010
  •  Airports which participate in Frontex operational activities
  •  Overview of participation by country in 2006–2010 air border operations coordinated by Frontex
  •  Overview of participation by country in 2006–2010 land border operations coordinated by Frontex
  •  Overview of land border joint operations coordinated by Frontex (2006–2010)
  •  Frontex first RABIT deployment – Greek-Turkish land border (November 2010)
  •  Rapid Border Intervention Teams
20/05/2010 First European Day for Border Guards
15/02/2008 Council of the European Union: Conclusions from the Expert Meeting on the Follow-up of the Joint Frontex Europol Report on the High Risk Routes of Illegal Migration in the Western Balkan Countries within the Frontex Risk Analysis Network, (EU doc. no. 5685/08)
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