Purpose: Initial four-month enquiry on the respect by Frontex of human rights in operations in the Aegean.
By Ilaria Aversa and Mariana Gkliati - 6 March 2021
Investigative body: European Parliament, LIBE Committee, Special Scrutiny Group on Frontex
Members: two members of each Party represented in the European Parliament:
EPP: Ms Roberta Metsola and Ms Lena Düpont; S&D: Ms Bettina Vollath and Mr Javier Moreno Sanchez; Renew: Mr Malik Azmani and Mr Dragos Tudorache; ID: Mr Nicolas Bay and Mr Peter Kofod; GREENS/EFA: Mr. Erik Marquardt and Ms Tineke Strik; ECR: Mr Patryk Tomas Jaki and Mr Jorge Buxadé Villalba; The Left - GUE/NGL: Ms Sira Rego and Ms Cornelia Ernst.
Started: February, 2021
Summary of First Session of Scrutiny Group:
In its first session on 5 March, the Scrutiny Group questioned Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri and Commissioner Ylva Johansson.
The MEPs’ questions concerned the monitoring and reporting mechanisms of the agency, the legal framework concerning border management and search and rescue, and their commitment to cooperate with the investigation of the Scrutiny Group and implement that recommendations this body will issue.
ED Leggeri main points:
Commissioner Johansson main points:
Recording of the First Session of the Scrutiny Group
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