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Fourteen MEPs are set to research the actions of the bloc’s border guard company after a number of studies emerged unveiling that Frontex was concerned in unlawful migrant pushbacks and different human rights violations. 

The move adopted a determination by the parliament’s Civil Liberties committee on January 29 that arrange a short lived working group on Frontex to additional examine the allegations of pushbacks and the physique’s administration practices. 

The so-called Frontex Scrutiny Working Group (FSWG) contains two MEPs from all political strips, mandated to hold out a fact-finding mission on the allegations, throughout the first 4 months of its existence. 

According to January’s determination, the Frontex working group will examine the compliance of the Agency with elementary rights, the company’s inside administration and its transparency in addition to accountability in direction of the European Parliament. 

Since the studies emerged, Frontex has come beneath hearth, with a number of lawmakers calling for the resignation of the chief of the Warsaw-based company, Fabrice Leggeri, citing that he did not successfully examine correctly the company’s involvement within the unlawful pushbacks. 

The move “marks an important step in ending the current impunity of the EU’s border agency after numerous reports of Fundamental Rights violations,” the group of The Left within the European Parliament tweeted on Monday, forward of the primary assembly of FSWG, scheduled for February 23. 


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