Parliamentary question - E-005427/2021Parliamentary question

Record of deportations by Frontex

Question for written answer  E-005427/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Sira Rego (The Left), Konstantinos Arvanitis (The Left), Cornelia Ernst (The Left), Anne-Sophie Pelletier (The Left), Pernando Barrena Arza (The Left), Clare Daly (The Left), Malin Björk (The Left)

A report by the Executive Director[1] of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) reveals that in the first half of 2021, Frontex was involved in the deportation of 8 239 people. This is 9 % more than in the same period in 2019 and twice as many as in 2020. However, return operations supervised by human rights monitors fell by 7 % and only 47 % of the flights coordinated by Frontex had at least one monitor present[2], violating its own regulation[3].

We also learned that the new fundamental rights officer at Frontex has expressed concern about some of its practices and feels that his advice is not being followed[4].

Last updated: 14 December 2021
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