EU agency seeks clearer rules on balancing borders, rights
The European Union needs clearer rules on balancing respect for human rights with the need for border protection, the chief of the EU’s Frontex border and coastguard agency said on Friday. Frontex is under growing scrutiny over allegations it violated the human rights of certain people seeking asylum while forcefully returning other migrants to non-EU countries. The EU ombudsman has also said the agency failed to meet transparency requirements. Speaking in Lithuania, Frontex executive director Fabrice Leggeri told reporters that legal clarification was needed to “know what is possible and what is not” in the EU.
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