Fundamental Rights


In this letter forty MEPs urge the Commission to ban the processing of personal data for indiscriminate surveillance, profiling which threatens personal integrity, the targeted exploitation of vulnerabilities, addictive designs and dark patterns, and methods of influencing political elections that are incompatible with the principle of democracy. 

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Written Question submitted by MEP Tineke Strik questioning whether the Commission will react after new evidence of pushbacks at the Croatian border were found.

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Written Question submitted by MEP Tineke Strik regarding the risk of lead poisoning on the location of the new migrant camp on Lesbos.

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On 15 January 2021, the Working Group on Fundamental Rights and Legal Operational Aspects of Operations (the “Working Group”) established by the Management Board of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (“Frontex”) put forward a number of questions to the Commission.

Here the reply by the legal service of the Commission.

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In this letter, thirty-seven MEPs call on Croatian authorities to look into the case of Mr.Mahdi whose refugee status was revoked on 11 May 2020 on allegations that he represents a “threat to national security” and that he misrepresented his sectarian affiliation.

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The EU does not recognise the sovereignty of Israel over the territories the country has occupied since 1967 (OTs) and applies a policy of differentiation vis-à-vis Israel and the OTs. In areas such as trade, origin labelling and EU-funded programmes, the EU has put measures in place to ensure that Israeli settlements in the OTs are not treated as part of Israel.

Likewise, the EU’s 2011 adequacy decision for Israel, which allows for the free flow of personal data, states in Article 2 that it should be applied in accordance with international law, i.e. excluding the OTs.

However, Israel treats the settlements as part of its territory for most purposes, including data transfer.

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In this letter, sixty MEPs call on the Members of the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights to reject the candidacy of Aleksander Stępkowski, co-founder and former president of Ordo Iuris, to the ECHR, which goes against the very principles of this honourable institution.

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In this written questions, MEPs inquiry the Commission on the proposed two bills by the Hungarian Government to amend the Constitution, which include provisions such as ‘the mother is female, the father is male’, ‘children will be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles’ and ‘the gender of a person is defined as the one established at birth. 

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Front-LEX and the Legal Centre Lesvos submitted this request for action on the part of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX or the Agency), pursuant to Article 265 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

Front-LEX and the Legal Centre Lesvos invite the Agency to consider its position vis-à-vis its activities in the host Member State Greece and to immediately suspend or terminate all its activities in the Aegean Sea Region, in compliance with The Agency’s obligations under Article 46 (4) of European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) Regulation. 

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When presenting the New Pact, the Commission put a lot of emphasis on the need for an effective return policy. The argument which Commissioner Johansson kept using was that only one third of the asylum seekers are being granted asylum, although analyses clearly show that during the previous years around 60 percent received protection, including in appeal. Another assumption underlying the proposals is that the current legislation on return procedures is causing ineffective return policies. This was exactly the reason behind the proposed recast Return Directive which is still under negotiation.

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