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 finally an investigation by OLAF, allegedly calling for disciplinary action against Leggeri. The resignation was accepted by the Frontex Management Board the same day.

In its extraordinary meeting on 28-29 April 2022, the Frontex Management Board appointed Ms Aija Kalnaja, Deputy Executive Director for Standing Corps Management, to lead the Agency until the board appoints the Executive Director ad interim at its June meeting.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

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