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Meetings in Vienna and Bratislava

12/10/2010

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström is back in Brussels after meetings in Vienna and Bratislava, where she met with Austria's and Slovakia's ministers for justice and home affairs yesterday. The topics for discussion were, among others, the negotiations on the future of the EU asylum policy, the Union's work in fighting trafficking in human beings, and the action-oriented European Internal Security Strategy that Cecilia Malmström plans to propose later this fall.

"Among other things, we spoke about the asylum package and how to move forward. It requires big efforts from both Member States, the European Parliament and the Commission if we are to succeed in agreeing on the common asylum package by the year 2012 as planned", said Cecilia Malmström.

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