Enlargement of the Africa-Frontex Intelligence Community
Question for written answer E-002003/2022
to the Commission
Özlem Demirel (The Left)
The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has established an Africa-Frontex Intelligence Community (AFIC), calling on African police and intelligence services to help prevent migration to Europe. Frontex has recently enlarged that ‘community’. Discussions have included the opening of a ‘risk analysis cell’ in Mauritania, and three additional cells are to be opened in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Togo. That would increase the number of ’cells’ in African countries to nine.
- 1.What countries are currently participating in the AFIC, and what plans or arrangements are there for enlargement?
- 2.What specific authorities from the participating countries are involved in the AFIC, and how does this relate to the planned accessions of Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Togo?
- 3.Which of those authorities are intelligence services or police or gendarmerie forces with powers similar to those of intelligence services?