In the European elections in June

Ex-Frontex chief stands for right-wing populists

Nachrichten
18.02.2024 08:16

The former head of the EU border protection agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, has joined the right-wing populist party Rassemblement National (RN) in France and is running in the EU elections. He resigned from his post in 2022 due to human rights violations.

Leggeri declared on Saturday that he was running on the RN list for the European elections in June. The party has "a concrete plan and the capacity to implement it", the 55-year-old told the Sunday newspaper "Journal du Dimanche". His main concern is to "combat the flood of migrants".

Alleged to have covered up pushbacks
Leggeri was the top official at Frontex from 2015 to April 2022. His resignation was prompted by reports of human rights violations at the EU's external borders and investigations by the anti-fraud agency Olaf. Leggeri was accused of covering up so-called pushbacks by the Greek coastguard, i.e. illegal rejections of asylum seekers.

"Decision only logical"
"My aim is to put my experience and expertise at the service of the French," Leggeri wrote about his candidacy for the European Parliament on the online service X. "After heading Frontex for almost seven years and working for the state for around 30 years, particularly in the areas of security and migration management, this decision is only logical," he added.

 krone.at
krone.at
Loading...
00:00 / 00:00
play_arrow
close
expand_more
Loading...
replay_10
skip_previous
play_arrow
skip_next
forward_10
00:00
00:00
1.0x Geschwindigkeit
explore
Neue "Stories" entdecken
Beta
Loading
Kommentare

Liebe Leserin, lieber Leser,

die Kommentarfunktion steht Ihnen ab 6 Uhr wieder wie gewohnt zur Verfügung.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
das krone.at-Team

User-Beiträge geben nicht notwendigerweise die Meinung des Betreibers/der Redaktion bzw. von Krone Multimedia (KMM) wieder. In diesem Sinne distanziert sich die Redaktion/der Betreiber von den Inhalten in diesem Diskussionsforum. KMM behält sich insbesondere vor, gegen geltendes Recht verstoßende, den guten Sitten oder der Netiquette widersprechende bzw. dem Ansehen von KMM zuwiderlaufende Beiträge zu löschen, diesbezüglichen Schadenersatz gegenüber dem betreffenden User geltend zu machen, die Nutzer-Daten zu Zwecken der Rechtsverfolgung zu verwenden und strafrechtlich relevante Beiträge zur Anzeige zu bringen (siehe auch AGB). Hier können Sie das Community-Team via unserer Melde- und Abhilfestelle kontaktieren.

Kostenlose Spiele