Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs
On 17 November 2009, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso offered her the role of Commissioner for Home Affairs.
The Commissioner is responsible for the Home Affairs portfolio in the European Commission, her focus is on two main policy areas: migration and security.
In the field of migration, she is working to put in place a Common European Asylum and Migration System, based on solidarity and respect for fundamental rights.
Her political portfolio as Commissioner also contains the fight against corruption in Europe, where political will and commitment by decision-makers at all levels is needed.