The list of participants in the 16 lobby meetings of the EU border protection agency Frontex in the years 2017 to 2019 reads like a who’s who of the arms industry. Catalogs with handguns were passed around and the benefits of surveillance drones were explained in colorful PowerPoint presentations.
There were no external observers at the meetings. And Frontex did not make the content of these meetings publicly available. To this day, Frontex has not published a lobby transparency register, as requested by EU parliamentarians two years ago. At the request of ZDF Magazin Royale, the EU agency wrote at the end of January:
“Frontex does not meet with lobbyists.”
Because Frontex does not live up to its responsibility as an EU agency, ZDF Magazin Royale has taken on this task. They hereby publish the FRONTEX FILES. The first lobby transparency register of the border protection agency Frontex.
See more on the investigation about FRONTEX on video here: CLICK! (Language: German)