Published in Aljazeera on 23rd March 2021

The European Parliament voted by 22-3 to postpone signing off the border agency’s budget until concerns get addressed.

European Union lawmakers on Tuesday refused to sign off on the budget of the EU’s border and coast guard agency over concerns about allegations of rights violations, hiring failures and harassment by senior Frontex staff.

The European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee voted by 22-3, with five abstentions, to postpone its endorsement of Frontex’s 2019 budget “until additional clarifications are brought on a series of issues”.

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