EU Border Protection Agency
Frontex boss Fabrice Leggeri apparently wants to resign
Not least because of his cover-up of illegal pushbacks of refugees in the Aegean, he fell out of favor. Now Fabrice Leggeri, head of the EU border protection agency Frontex, apparently wants to resign.
The head of the EU border protection agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, has offered his resignation. The agency’s board of directors wanted to deal with it on Friday, the AFP news agency learned from circles familiar with the case. According to information from the magazine “Spiegel”, this also emerges from a letter from the Frenchman to the board of directors of the authority. There was initially no official comment.
Frontex has long been criticized for illegal pushbacks
The Frenchman Leggeri had come under pressure in connection with reports of human rights violations by Frontex at the EU’s external borders. Frontex has long been criticized for illegally rejecting migrants in the Mediterranean. According to this, executives of the authority are said to have deliberately covered up the fact that Greek border guards were bringing refugees back to the open Mediterranean Sea. Rejections of people seeking protection at the external borders – so-called pushbacks – are illegal under international law. Frontex is based in Warsaw.
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