28th Feb 2024


EU watchdog to audit Frontex

The Luxembourg-based European Court of Auditors (ECA) is set to probe the EU's border and coast guard agency Frontex and will publish its findings next year. "Our audit will ascertain whether it is carrying out its tasks effectively," said Leo Brincat, the ECA member responsible in a statement. Along with expanded powers, Frontex has been slated an €11bn budget for the 2021-2027.

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For Ukraine's sake, pass the EU due diligence directive

The EU Commission's 2022 CSDDD proposal did not include provisions incorporating "conflict due diligence", they were added, after the Russian invasion, by the European Parliament and Council into the final directive text — for Ukraine's sake, vote for it.

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