Parliament Freezes Accounts of EU Border Guard – again

Frontex budget frozen

MEPs have agreed to close the EU Border and Coast Guard Agency’s accounts for 2019, but asked for part of next year’s budget to be frozen. The recommendation to grant the so-called discharge to Frontex for management of its 2019 budget received 558 votes in favour, 82 against and 46 abstentions. In the accompanying resolution…

Frontex Headache

The S&D Group in the European Parliament has expressed “serious concerns” about the leadership of Frontex, the EU’s border agency. We repeat our call for Executive Director Leggeri to resign and call on the Commission to act.  Birgit Sippel, S&D spokesperson on migration, said: “Last week, the Executive Director of Frontex failed to provide the European…

Frontex’s performance probed by EU Auditors

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has launched an audit to examine whether the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has so far provided effective support to Member States in the implementation of European Integrated Border Management. Today, the auditors have published an audit preview on Frontex. Audit previews provide information on an ongoing…

O’Reilly Re-Elected as Ombudsman

Emily O’Reilly has been re-elected by Parliament as European Ombudsman with 320 votes in favour out of 600 votes cast.  Her second mandate will last for five years. “I am delighted to have been re-elected for a second term. I wish to sincerely thank my fantastic campaign team for the huge effort over the past four…