Justice and Home Affairs Council, 3043rd meeting: extracts from the joint press conference by Cecilia Malmström and Melchior Wathelet, on asylum and migration
On 08/11/2010, Melchior Wathelet, acting Belgian State Secretary for the Budget, Migration and Asylum Policy, Family Policy and Federal Cultural Institutions, chaired the 3043rd meeting of the Justice and Home Affaire Council in Brussels, in the presence of Cecilia Malmström, Member of the in charge of Home Affairs. The Ministers for Interior of the European Union adopted the proposal to introduce visa free travel for citizens from Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
During the press conference after the meeting, Cecilia Malmström welcomed the decision and said that was a historical day for the people of both countries.
As Melchior Wathelet explained that visa liberalisation's process should be used for the right purposes.