Ioannis Lagos is a convicted neo-nazi serving a 13-year prison sentence. He is also a Member of the European Parliament. Lagos’ use of parliamentary funds is kept secret by the EU Parliament – but we’re fighting this secrecy in court.
Delays in responding to FOI requests is maladministration, finds the EU Ombudswoman after we filed a complaint against the European Parliament for taking 73 days to disclose key legislative documents.
As we expand the FragDenStaat Brussels Office, we are looking for a Campaigner to work with a specific focus on Climate Justice. 70-100% (on the basis of a 40-hour week), starting date ideally July 2023.
Protecting human rights is not an option – it’s a duty. Our new campaign calls on the staff of EU border police force Frontex to blow the whistle when they see wrongdoing.
The EU border police Frontex is one of the most notoriusly secretive EU agencies. Here, we are publishing thousands of documents we and collaborators have gathered from Frontex through freedom of information requests.
Multiple evidence shows that contributions to Frontex are being used to perpetrate and enable violence at the EU’s borders. The German government must take responsibility, and stop contributing resources to Frontex.
An infamous internal report by the EU anti-fraud agency OLAF shows how Frontex tried to cover up human rights violations. We are publishing it for the first time.
Ioannis Lagos is a convicted nazi serving jail sentence in Greece. He is also a Member of the European Parliament. We want to know what Lagos has been using Parliament funds for, but the Parliament refuses to disclose this in order to “protect his data”. So we are taking them to court.
For two years, Frontex has been under investigation for its practices when dealing with information requests. Now, after our complaint, the European Ombudswoman has called on controversial EU border agency Frontex to answer FragDenStaat requests by e-mail. This could have an impact on other platforms, too.
EU border police Frontex wants to keep its cooperation with the so-called Libyan Coast Guard secret. Sea rescue organisation Sea-Watch, in cooperation with FragDenStaat, will challenge this in court.
756 German officers, 11 Italian aircrafts, 62 Bulgarian patrol cars or 101 Austrian deportation officials: We publish all resources European countries make available to Frontex.
In April, the EU Parliament told Frontex to drop their demand against us for the payment of € 10,520 in legal fees. The EU border force has chosen to disregard EU Members of Parliament - again.