At its extraordinary meeting of 6 October 2021, the Management Board reviewed and discussed the reports of the various control bodies addressed to the Agency.
The Management Board welcomes the work of, the European Parliament’s Frontex Scrutiny Working Group (FSWG), the European Ombudsman, the European Court of Auditors, the Internal Audit Service and of its own Working Group on Fundamental Rights, Legal and Operational Aspects of Operations (WG FRaLO), and their respective recommendations. All these reports represent a very important contribution to the well-functioning of the Agency, and they represent an opportunity to reinforce the governance and internal management of the Agency by addressing a wide array of the shortcomings that have been identified.
It is a key responsibility of the Management Board to ensure that the Agency addresses all the recommendations as soon as possible and that it is able to demonstrate to the EU institutions that the shortcomings have been promptly addressed.
The Management Board welcomes and takes note of the progress made so far by the Agency in addressing the recommendations and encourages the Executive Director to ensure the swift implementation of those that are still pending. Regarding the specific work streams, the Management Board concludes as follows: