Statewatch News Online: 21 May 2020: New analysis: reinforcement of Frontex runs into legal problems

21 May 2020 — Statewatch

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New analysis: reinforcement of Frontex runs into legal problems

An internal Frontex report published today by Statewatch highlights a series of issues in implementing the agency’s new legislation, including uncertain legal terminology and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EU border agency is urging swift action to implement the mandate and is pressing ahead with the recruitment of its new ‘standing corps’, despite the pandemic, although it acknowledges a number of interruptions to the process.

See: News story: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2020/may/eu-frontex-sop.htm

Analysis:  Guns, guards and guidelines: reinforcement of Frontex runs into problems (pdf) by Jane Kilpatrick

Documentation: The Frontex report: State of play of the implementation of the EBCG 2.0 Regulation in view of current challenges, 27 April 2020, contained in Council document 7607/20, LIMITE, 20 April 2020 (pdf)

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