EP Agrees to Partly Freeze Frontex Budget
13 January 2022
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

On 21 October 2021, the European Parliament followed the recommendation of its Budget Control Committee (→ news dated 12 November 2021) and agreed to freeze part of the 2022 Frontex budget. While the European Parliament signed off on the Agency’s 2019 expenses, it decided to freeze part of the 2022 budget until Frontex fulfills several conditions, such as the recruitment of 20 fundamental rights monitors and three sufficiently qualified deputy executive directors. Frontex must also set up a mechanism for reporting serious incidents at the EU’s external borders as well as a functioning fundamental rights monitoring system. Of the Agency’s proposed budget of €757,793,708 for the year 2022, the European Parliament decided to put €90 million in reserve (ca. 12%).

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Institution:
Academy of European Law (ERA)

Department:
Criminal Law