Hungary is continuing its deportation of illegal migrants to Serbia in violation of a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
“The head of Frontex has already made his decision and will suspend all activities in Hungary,” an EU official told euobserver on Wednesday, January 27. A spokesperson for Frontex confirmed that “Frontex is suspending its activities in Hungary”.
The move comes after Hungary continued to deport migrants to Serbia – an alleged violation of a European Court of Justice ruling in December.
The Budapest-based NGO, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee has been busy documenting the push-back. In a tweet, the NGO said Hungary had sent back more than 4 400 migrants since the December decision of the EU’s highest court. The NGO demanded that the leader of Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, withdraw his border forces from Hungary.
“By continuing to participate in border surveillance and protection activities, Frontex risks being an accomplice,” it said in a letter.
The European Commissioner for Migration, Ylva Johansson, welcomed the decision by Frontex. The Commissioner said on Twitter that this decision was “welcome”.
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