Fabrice Leggeri: From Frontex to the Le Pen celebration | EUROtoday

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Fabrice Leggeri could be seen in a photograph from 2017.
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Because EU border guards are stated to have illegally rejected migrants, Fabrice Leggeri resigned as head of Frontex in 2022. He is now the candidate of Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National for the European elections.

DThe former head of the European border safety company Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri, is working for the celebration of the French right-wing nationalist Marine Le Pen within the European elections in June. Leggeri and the Rassemblement National introduced the candidacy for third place on the celebration's record on Saturday night.

It was stated that collectively they needed to present the French again management over their migration coverage and battle for stricter immigration guidelines within the EU. According to surveys, Le Pen's celebration can hope to do considerably higher than President Emmanuel Macron's authorities camp within the European elections on June ninth.

In April 2022, the long-time Frontex boss Leggeri resigned from his place after severe allegations towards him and staff. The background was, particularly, investigations into unlawful rejections of migrants within the Mediterranean. Executives on the Warsaw-based company Frontex are stated to have intentionally coated up the truth that Greek border guards have been bringing refugees again to the open Mediterranean.

Rejections of individuals searching for safety on the exterior borders – so-called pushbacks – are unlawful underneath worldwide legislation. Non-governmental organizations accuse Frontex of not adequately defending the rights of refugees. They recognized Leggeri as a key contributor to this follow throughout his time in workplace.