The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published a report today looking into the legal arrangements that govern intelligence services and their surveillance practices in the EU Member States. It underlines the challenges of protecting citizens while safeguarding the fundamental rights that underpin European societies.
Around 1 in 8 women have experienced sexual violence before they were 15, according to FRA research. Such widespread abuse points to the urgent need to renew efforts to tackle this pervasive problem, as the first-ever European day against child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation on 18 November helps remind us.
Following the attacks in France that have killed at least 128 people, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights expresses its sadness and sympathy with the families and friends of those who died or were injured.
On 12 and 13 November, FRA took part in a meeting organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in the context of its ‘Evidence-based guidance: prevention of infectious diseases among newly-arrived migrants in the EU/EEA’ project.
FRA took part in the 8th Frontex Consultative Forum meeting on 5 November in Warsaw. Discussions during the Forum focused on the areas of operations, return and training vis-a-vis the expected changes to the Frontex mandate.
On 28 October, FRA took part in a kick-off meeting for operational coordination in return procedures, organised by Frontex. Representatives from the European Commission, the European Asylum Support Office and the three main EU Member States-managed return projects took part.