Frontex suspends operations on Hungary; European Commissioner for Home Affairs welcomes the move

Frontex, the European Union’s (EU) border agency has announced that it has suspended its operations in Hungary due to treatment meted to the asylum seekers by the country.

“Following the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision and after legal assessment and relevant consultations, Frontex has decided to suspend all its operational activities on the ground in Hungary,” the agency said.

“Frontex looks forward to resuming its activities in Hungary after the CJEU decision is implemented in national legislation,” the agency said in a statement.

Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, has welcomed the news. She tweeted: “After December’s European Court of Justice @EUCourtPress ruling demanding #Hungary stop #pushbacks into #Serbia, the suspension of @Frontex  border operations in Hungary is welcome.”

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