OLAF report on Frontex
Question for written answer E-000861/2022
to the Commission
Erik Marquardt (Verts/ALE)
On 28 February 2022, the Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Ville Itälä, presented the agency’s report on Frontex at a meeting of the CONT and LIBE committees. It looks into allegations of misconduct within Frontex in connection with human rights violations at the EU’s external borders. According to the summary, the report – which MEPs do not have access to – reveals that Frontex’s management was aware of human rights violations and deliberately avoided reporting them; up until now, they have denied any wrongdoing, pointing instead to supposed ambiguities in EU regulations. As a member of the Frontex Management Board, the Commission will now help decide on the action to be taken against the agency’s three Executive Directors.
- 1.How will the Commission ensure that MEPs are given access to the report?
- 2.What action will be taken against Frontex's senior management now that is has been proven that they knew about and tried to cover up human rights violations?
- 3.In view of OLAF’s findings, will Executive Director Leggeri be removed from office?