From: Exit News
Frontex Leaves Hungary over Human Rights Abuses

Frontex has suspended its operations in Hungary following refugee rights abuses by the country’s government.

The Hungarian government has failed to protect the human rights of refugees and asylum-seekers, the European Court of Justice found in December last year. Border authorities frequently pushed back refugees coming from Serbia.

This is the first time in the history of the EU’s border control agency to suspend its work in a EU member state.

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson welcomed the decision.

“It’s of the utmost importance that all member states actually give the right to apply for asylum for people that need to do that. If they then do not have the right to asylum, they should be returned. But everybody has the right to apply for asylum,” she said.