10 February 2012
This week, it is precisely two years since Cecilia Malmström started her mandate as EU Commissioner for Home Affairs. During these 24 months, issues in her political portfolio have been high on the agenda of Europe, including migration and asylum matters, radicalisation and terrorism, and the fight against organized crime.
Meanwhile, events such as the Arab Spring and the economic difficulties of Europe have changed the political landscape and affected EU cooperation, both inside and outside the field of Home Affairs. In a blog post, Commissioner Malmström summarizes the two first years of her mandate and points to the most important achievements so far.
"I can easily say that this has been two tough years. The economic crisis, with high levels of unemployment, has overshadowed all other policy areas. The Arab Spring has brought new hopes of democratic neighbours but also raised new challenges for them and for us", Malmström writes. Read the full blog post here.