In the past three years, the joint campaign Frontexit has denounced the incompatibility of the Frontex agency with the respect of fundamental rights. The establishment of a new European border guard body to replace Frontex, which the European Parliament approved last 6 July, is yet another step further in the war waged by the European Union (EU) against migrants and refugees.
On July 5th 2016, Frontexit participated to the protest organised by the Collective for another migratory policy (Collectif pour une autre politique migratoire) against the adoption by the European Parliament of the regulation creating a European Border and Coast Guard. This event was also attended by some Green and GUE/NGL MEPs opposed to the text. Here are some pictures.
On 6 July, the European Parliament, meeting in plenary, will approve the replacement of Frontex by a European border-guards and coast-guards body. This new agency will actually turn out to be a reinforced version of Frontex agency with more powers, still lacking independent control over its activities, if not human rights violations occurring during operations it is coordinating.