Contact

Address:

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

Internal security

  • Developing a new EU internal security strategy
  • Advancing measures to prevent and respond to terrorism and prosecute those responsible, including with strong enforcement and implementation of legislation.
  • Stepping up cooperation on law enforcement, with a particular look at Europol’s mandate.
  • Ensuring proper implementation of laws on the interoperability of EU information systems and improve cross-border cooperation between law enforcement authorities. 
  • Progressing on the EU Internet Forum, to bring together internet platforms and authorities to counter hate speech and terrorist content online.

A fresh start on migration

  • Developing a New Pact on Migration and Asylum, strengthening external borders, reforming asylum, readmission and return rules, promoting integration and ensuring real legal pathways to the EU, by resettling those in need of international protection and offering job opportunities to skilled workers.
  • Developing a more sustainable, reliable and permanent approach to search and rescue.  
  • Stepping up the fight against human traffickers and smugglers, breaking their business models.
  • Implementing a reinforced European Border and Coast Guard Agency, to help secure strong external borders.
  • Ensuring a fully functioning Schengen Area of free movement with full implementation of Schengen rules, looking at improvements and further expansion.

 

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Ylva Johansson's team supports her in her daily work.
Team page

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Thu 03 Dec
    Meeting

    Commissioner Johansson participates in a videoconference with Mr Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

    Ylva Johansson
  • Thu 03 Dec
    Meeting

    Commissioner Johansson participates in a videoconference with Ms Annelies Verlinden, Minister of Interior for Belgium

    Ylva Johansson

Transparency

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners.

Biography

  • Minister for Employment and Integration, Sweden

    2014 - 2019

  • Member of the Riksdag, Deputy Chair, Committee on the Labour Market

    2010 - 2014

  • Member of the Riksdag, Deputy Chair, Committee on Health and Welfare

    2006 - 2010

  • Minister for Health and Elderly Care

    2004 - 2006

  • Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director, Att Veta AB

    2000 - 2004

  • Senior Advisor, Telia Business Innovation

    1998 - 1999

  • Minister for Schools

    1994 - 1998