‘Frontex Scrutiny Group’ of the Europäische Parliament

Allegations of pushbacks by the Greek coastguard and the role of the EU border agency Frontex have been discussed controversially for some months. The European Parliament set up a scrutiny group to shed light on what happened and to assess whether the pushbacks were illegal or not. Daniel Thym appeared as a witness in a hearing of the committee whose recording can be found online in the multimedia centre of the European Parliament. Written comments for a broader audience can be found in the blogpost 'Muddy Waters: A Guide to the Legal Questions surrounding "Pushbacks" at the External Borders at Sea and at Land' and an article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung a few weeks earlier (in German).