The head of the European Border and Coastal Control Agency Frontex has resigned

Fabrice Leggeri, head of the European Border and Coastal Security Agency Frontex, submitted his resignation on Thursday. that writing from the mirror And other foreign media outlets that were able to view Legere’s resignation letter.

The Frontex board will consider dismissing the Frenchman on Friday.

Frontex has been criticized for some time for its possible involvement in illegal pushbacks. The German weekly wrote on Thursday from the mirror It has evidence that the agency actually helped expel hundreds of migrants who tried to reach the Greek coast.

As I mentioned Wednesday Le Monde All about the Frontex method That would indicate resonance states as “pre-departure operations in Turkish waters”.

European anti-fraud agency OLAF has been investigating potential wrongdoing at Frontex for some time and is due to publish its full report soon. According to the French magazine Low Point It is reported that Leggeri “violated the procedures” and showed himself “disloyal to the European Union”. He will also get a slap in the face for his personal politics.

A source close to the investigation, with whom the French news agency was able to speak, Friday, confirmed that the resignation comes after Olaf’s investigation. Meanwhile, a German government spokesman confirmed the resignation and said it could mean a “new start” for Frontex.

Leggeri has been the CEO of Frontex since 2015.

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