Migration2019-11-07T10:59:48+01:00

REFUGEES AND MIGRATION

SHINING A LIGHT ON HOW DECISIONS ARE
TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO EUROPE’S HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

5Mar 2020

Call for Transparency of Frontex

Madrid/Brussels, 5 May 2020 – Access Info Europe today joined Open Knowledge Germany and more than 40 civil society organisations in calling on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) to stop imposing legal fees on activists and human rights defenders in order to prevent them from exercising their right to access information. In a letter sent to the

2Mar 2020

Frontex Legal Bill Risks Chilling Effect on Defence of Transparency

2 March 2020 – Access Info today expressed its concern at the high lawyers’ bill of €23,700.81 sent by the EU’s border agency Frontex to transparency activists Luisa Izuzquiza and Arne Semsrott, after they lost an access to documents case at the Court of Justice of the European Union. The bill is for outside legal assistance as well as travel

8Feb 2018

Secrecy over international relations trumps transparency of EU-Turkey deal

Madrid, 8 February 2018 - The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the public does not have the right to access the European Commission’s legal advice on the March 2016 EU-Turkey agreement on returning migrants and asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey. The Commission had applied a series of exceptions to documents requested by Access Info Europe,