Dutch General Hans Laytens has been appointed head of EU border control agency Frontex, the executive committee said Tuesday after confirming the EU’s anti-fraud agency was investigating the organization. rice field.
Laytens takes over from Frontex interim director Aiya Karnaja, who took office in July after his predecessor, Fabrice Legeri, was accused by human rights groups of failing to stop illegal immigration resistance.
The EU’s fraud prevention agency, OLAF, said Friday it was investigating Frontex, but did not give details.
Karnaja said, “I was informed by OLAF that I was concerned in one case consisting of two separate events.”
She said she will cooperate fully, frankly and unconditionally with OLAF to bring the facts to light.
Laytens was congratulated on Tuesday by EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson, who thanked Karnaya for “her excellent leadership in difficult times”.
“We are committed to continuing to improve Frontex’s governance in order to maximize the protection of the EU’s external borders,” said Johansson.
Since 2019, Mr. Laytens has been in charge of the Royal Dutch Malehause, which carries out military and civilian police duties.
His Frontex role has a five-year term.
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