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EP: EU Needs Strong Auditing and Monitoring Mechanism for Recovery and Resilience Facility 
1 July 2022
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 23 June 2022, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). The resolution aimed to provide EP’s input to a review process regarding the progress of the RRF implementation. Read more

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MEPs Dissatisfied with Progress in Rule-of-Law Procedures against Poland and Hungary 
1 July 2022
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
In a resolution of 5 May 2022, the European Parliament (EP) reiterated its dissatisfaction with the progress of the ongoing Article 7 TEU procedures against Poland and Hungary. The resolution – adopted with 426 to 133 votes (and 37 abstentions) – calls on the … Read more

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Frontex Executive Director Resigns 
On 29 April 2022, Frontex Executive Director Fabricio Leggeri resigned following a series of events that included criticism by MEPs accusing the Agency of failing to protect the human rights of asylum seekers, allegations of the Agency’s involvement in illegal pushbacks of asylum seekers, and … Read more

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Joint Reintegration Services Launched 
At the beginning of April 2022, for the first time, Frontex started supporting Member States in providing reintegration measures to migrants returned to their countries of origin. These measures include a number of services such as support with long-term housing, medical assistance, job counselling, education, … Read more

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Electronic System Against Document Fraud Launched 
On 1 April 2022, Frontex and Interpol launched a new system to detect document fraud. The Frontex-INTERPOL Electronic Library Document System (FIELDS) is designed to display original and genuine documents and the main forgeries detected on that type of document. The information on travel … Read more

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Working Arrangement with EASA Signed 
On 25 March 2022, Frontex and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) signed a working arrangement to establish a framework for closer cooperation between the two agencies.Under the arrangement, the agencies will exchange operational experience. Furthermore, they may conduct joint capacity building and … Read more

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Joint Operation Moldova Launched 
On 17 March 2022, the European Union and the Republic of Moldova signed a Status Agreement regarding operational activities carried out by Frontex. The agreement lays down the basis for increased deployment of Frontex teams in Moldova. On 21 March 2022, Frontex and the Moldavian … Read more

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Social Media Platforms Launched 
On 28 April 2022, the EDPS launched a pilot phase of two social media platforms named EU Voice and EU Video.While EU Voice is offering an official ActivityPub microblogging platform, EU Video is offering an official ActivityPub video platform of the EU institutions, bodies … Read more

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Financial Investigations in Relation to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine 
On 11 April 2022, Europol together with EU Member States, Eurojust and Frontex launched Operation Oskar, an umbrella operation comprising several investigations in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Operation Oskar supports the freezing of criminal assets owned by individuals and entities that … Read more

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Take-Down of RaidForums 
At the beginning of April 2022, Operation TOURNIQUET resulted in the successful take-down of the illegal marketplace ‘RaidForums’, one of the world’s biggest hacker forums selling access to high-profile database leaks. These leaks mainly belonged to several US corporations and contained information for millions of … Read more

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Europol's Executive Director Reappointed 
Ms. Catherine De Bolle has been appointed for a second term as Executive Director of Europol. The Executive Director of Europol is appointed for a four-year period, extendable once. Ms. De Bolle’s first term started in May 2018 (→ news of 20 October 2018) … Read more

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Eurojust Casework on Corruption 
On 5 May 2022, Eurojust published its first report presenting the key findings of its casework on corruption in the years 2016–2021. Based on 505 corruption cases registered at Eurojust during this period, the report identified legal and practical issues, proposed solutions, and suggested best … Read more

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ICC Participates in JIT 
21 June 2022 (updated 1 week, 3 days ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 25 April 2022 - for the first time in its history -, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) signed an agreement to participate in a Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The respective JIT was set up on 25 March 2022 … Read more

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Council Extends Security Mission in Ukraine 
21 June 2022 (updated 1 week, 3 days ago)
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 13 April 2022, the Council of the EU amended the mandate of the EU Advisory Mission for Civilian Security Sector Reform in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) - a non-executive civilian mission established on 22 July 2014 with the aim of supporting Ukraine in … Read more

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