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Parliamentary question - E-003554/2019Parliamentary question

Frontex's assistance with illegal push-backs from Croatia

Question for written answer E-003554/2019
to the Commission
Rule 138
Özlem Demirel

Refugees and aid organisations keep on accusing the Croatian police of carrying out illegal deportations. With no possibility of applying for asylum, migrants are being forcibly sent back across the ‘green’ border. Batons, pepper spray and dogs were used – in one instance – to lead 368 people towards Bosnia-Herzegovina against their will. Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovie has conceded that such occurrences have taken place and has been quoted as saying ‘Of course, a little bit of force is needed when doing push-backs.’. In May, the Border Violence Monitoring Network posted further evidence of such push-backs on the Internet.

Last updated: 25 November 2019
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