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FRONTEX and the EU Rule of Law

Roundtable in the Aftermath of the Resignation of the Executive Director

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When

12 May 2022

12:00 - 13:30 CEST

Where

Outside EUI premises

ZOOM

Organised by

Department of Law

FRONTEX is since years under the scrutiny of media and civil society for allegations of breaches of fundamental rights, disrespect of its legal mandate and a track record of poor transparency and limited accountability.

Irrespective of the high number of investigations and of legal lawsuits conducted against its activities, it is -probably- the presentation of a yet unreleased report by OLAF, on the 15th of February, that has determined the choice of Mr. Leggeri, its Executive Director, to present his resignation to the Management Board, gathered in extraordinary sessions on the 28-29th of April. 

This resignation confirms the existence of thorny issues concerning the operations of the largest EU agency – with a budget of 750 million euros in 2022. On the one hand, Frontex is embedded into a solid rule of law framework, but on the other, it operates under political pressure, in partial disregard of its legal framework.

PROGRAMME

12:05-12:45 

Roundtable with 5 min. statements by invited participants

12:45-13:30

Discussion with the audience

CHAIR

·    Dr. Luisa Marin, European University Institute 

INVITED PARTICIPANTS

·    Prof. Tineke Strik, Member of the European Parliament & Radboud University Nijmegen 

·    Adv. Omer Shatz, Sciences Po-Paris & Front-Lex 

·    Prof. Violeta Moreno Lax, Queen Mary University of London

·    Dr. Mariana Gkliati, Radboud University Nijmegen

·    Dr. Salvo Nicolosi, Utrecht University 

·    Dr. Florin Coman-Kund, Erasmus University Rotterdam

·    Mr. Emilio de Capitani, FREE Group

The Roundtable is organised within the framework of the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and innovation Programme, Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 891762.

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