In its copyright lawsuit against us, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has lost against us in the second instance. The Cologne Higher Regional Court ruled that we were allowed to publish a controversial glyphosate report drafted by the Institute. However, the authority of Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner may not accept this ruling either.
In an unprecedented move, the European Parliament has called on Frontex, the EU’s border police force, to withdraw its demand for legal fees - and to refrain from doing it again in the future.
After our lawsuit against Frontex as well as the publication of the Frontex files, we further strengthen our focus on EU research. In addition to EU migration policy, freedom of information activist Luisa Izuzquiza is dedicated to the climate crisis as well as the handling of right-wing extremists in EU institutions. With this, we will also defend the right to information from Brussels.
The EU border police, currently under multiple investigations, including for human rights violations, had initially claimed €23,700 – twice as much as what the court considers is justified.
The EU border police Frontex has been under pressure for months. It is accused of being involved in human rights violations. We publish the internal reports on possible pushbacks that the agency is currently investigating. Frontex wanted to prohibit us from publishing them.
The decisive EU policy is not made in parliament, but in informal, non-transparent meetings: the so-called trilogues. With our new campaign "Black Box EU" we make central documents of these negotiations public. Join in!
Whether it's human rights abuses at EU borders or lobbying by arms manufacturers, the EU border police Frontex is out of control. It has lied to the EU Parliament on several occasions, new documents show.
The EU border police Frontex is under fire for its involvement in human rights violations at the EU’s borders. Now, they want to silence those exposing their wrongdoing.
In March, the EU border police Frontex was involved in an attempted human rights violation. Internal documents show that Frontex did not investigate the incident, but quickly swept it under the carpet.
Not only thousands of individuals, but also dozens of civil society organisations are now demanding that Frontex withdraw its bill against us. We document their open letter.
A bleak day for transparency in the European Union: In response to our lawsuit, the General Court of the European Union has ruled today that the European Border Police (Frontex) does not have to disclose information regarding their border operations. We are considering an appeal to the Court of Justice.
We need to delete the government report on glyphosate for now. The Cologne District Court sent us an injunction because of an alledged copyright violation. We will fight against it - and need your click aid!