Frontex Scrutiny Group: presentation of the outcome of the fact-finding investigation 

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Frontex Scrutiny Group will present its report to the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday morning.

Frontex Scrutiny Group, chaired by Roberta Metsola (EPP, MT), has finished a 4 month fact-finding investigation about the alleged fundamental rights violations in the work of the border agency. The report with conclusions and recommendations, drafted by Tineke STRIK (Greens, NL), will be discussed in the Civil Liberties Committee. According to the group’s mandate, any findings of breaches of fundamental rights will be elaborated in a resolution.

When: Thursday 15 July, 09.00 to 10.15

Where: European Parliament in Brussels via remote connection.

You can follow the discussion live.


In line with its mandate the standing Frontex Scrutiny Working group (FSWG) has been tasked to carry out a 4 month fact-finding investigation, gathering all relevant information and evidence regarding alleged violations of fundamental rights in which the Agency was involved, internal management, procedures for reporting, and the handling of complaints. It did so by gathering information and documents from the Agency, Frontex Management Board, Frontex Consultative Forum, the European Ombudsman, and the European Commission. A virtual mission of the Working Group to the Frontex Headquarters in Warsaw also took place. It also exchanged with various stakeholders, including journalists, member states authorities and academics.