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!
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.