Chris Jones

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EP civil liberties committee against proposal to give Frontex powers to assist non-EU states with deportations

"The European Parliament's civil liberties committee (LIBE) has agreed its position for negotiations with the Council on the new Frontex Regulation, and amongst other things it hopes to deny the border agency the possibility of assisting non-EU states with deportations.

The position agreed by the LIBE committee removes Article 54(2) of the Commission's proposal, which says:

"The Agency may also launch return interventions in third countries, based on the directions set out in the multiannual strategic policy cycle, where such third country requires additional technical and operational assistance with regard to its return activities. Such intervention may consist of the deployment of return teams for the purpose of providing technical and operational assistance to return activities of the third country."

The report was adopted by the committee with 35 votes in favour, nine against and eight abstentions."

EP civil liberties committee against proposal to give Frontex powers to assist non-EU states with deportations (Statewatch, 13 February 2019)

Photo: Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres, CC BY 2.0

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