1 April 2014: Many travellers to Europe are discouraged because of cumbersome visa rules and long waiting times. The problems faced by so many when applying for a visa is a wake-up call, and it is time for Europe to address this issue. Today, we are proposing to change our EU visa legislation, writes EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani.
14 Januar 2014: New threats call for new tools. Therefore, the European Commission is calling on all EU countries to strengthen their efforts against violent extremism and terrorism. Programmes helping people to leave extremist movements should be provided all over Europe. And the EU must cooperate better by creating a European knowledge hub in this field, writes EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.
24 Oktober 2013: We all have in our minds the terrible images from Lampedusa and from the boat capsized in Maltese waters. I will personally never forget the hundreds of coffins, or the hopeless despair in the survivors’ eyes or the images of people desperately trying to reach the rescuing vessels.
21 Oktober 2013: One thousand people are killed by gun violence each year in the EU. Law enforcement authorities struggle to track and confiscate illegal weapons, often smuggled into the EU from other countries. Also, laws in EU countries differ widely on how guns must be stored, how to deactivate them when they are no longer needed and on how gun crime is sentenced in court. It is time for Europe to act, and today the European Commission presents suggestions for how to reduce gun violence, writes EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.
5 Oktober 2013: Europe must respond to the threat of radicalisation before it turns even more violent. Now, we are bringing together policymakers with those who work in the field to develop a toolbox for Europe, writes EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström.
22 Mai 2013: Technology must be used to enhance freedom and security - not to undermine those values. Leaders of democratic and free societies now have a moral obligation to share experiences of how to combine freedom and security in our digital age, write EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt.
15 April 2013: The deadline has passed for the implementation of new, stronger EU laws in the fight against human trafficking. However, these laws have so far not been put in place by the vast majority of EU countries. New figures released today show that the number of trafficking victims is increasing, but fewer traffickers are being convicted, writes EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.
5 Dezember 2012: We are forming a Global Alliance against Child Sexual Abuse Online to unite decision-makers all around the world. Better international cooperation is needed to identify the victims and prosecute the perpetrators, write EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström and US Attorney General Eric Holder.
28 September 2012: Much more can be done to give all unaccompanied migrant children a dignified welcome at Europe's borders. Each EU Member State must play its part, writes EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström.
22 Juli 2012: Europe faces an immigration predicament. Mainstream politicians, held hostage by xenophobic parties, adopt anti-immigrant rhetoric to win over fearful publics, while the foreign-born are increasingly marginalized in schools, cities, and at the workplace. Yet, despite high unemployment across much of the continent, too many employers lack the workers they need.
19 Juni 2012: Human traffickers are gaining ground and finding new methods while few perpetrators are brought to justice. Now, the EU must sharpen its tools further in order to protect victims and punish those responsible.
1 Dezember 2011: Companies that try to bring staff to Europe from abroad currently face 27 different kinds of rules and red tape. As a result, it is remarkably difficult both to enter the Union and to move within it.
14 August 2011: The European Union's workforce will decline by approximately 50 million people by 2060. Europe now needs an intelligent common immigration system that responds to the challenges we are facing.
28 Juli 2011: Since the spring, we have seen more than a million people leave everything behind and flee the war in Libya. Europe owes it to all refugees, and to itself, to uphold the values of the 1951 Refugee Convention.