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Leaked report finds Frontex ‘covered up’ illegal migrant pushbacks by Greek authorities

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The former head of the European Union’s external border surveillance agency Frontex was aware of the illegal deportations of migrants by Greece and even co-financed some of the returns, according to a damning report published on Thursday by Der Spiegel. Frontex was aware very early on of these illegal and sometimes brutal returns of asylum seekers to Turkey, according to the confidential report by the European Anti-Fraud Office (Olaf), a leaked copy of which was also consulted by Le Monde newspaper and the Lighthouse Reports investigative website. “Instead of preventing these pushbacks, former…

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