The Commission has proposed comprehensive EU rules and unprecedented financial and operational support to better manage migration in Europe. It is part of a comprehensive approach that
- protects the EU's external borders
- reforms the EU's asylum rules to cut out abuse and stop secondary movements
- breaks up smuggling and trafficking networks
- works closer with non-EU countries to curb irregular migration while ensuring safe and legal pathways
EU leaders looked at progress made so far and the measures still needed to secure a balanced and responsible EU migration policy, underpinned by solidarity between EU countries.
A snapshot of the EU border agency
The Commission has put forward a number of draft laws to tighten security rules across Europe. Many of these are still waiting to be adopted, such as on:
- fighting cross border crime and terrorism – offline and online
- improving how information is exchanged in the EU
- cybersecurity and interference in elections
In their discussion on internal security, EU leaders called for greater effort in turning those draft laws into reality.
The Commission's approach to cybersecurity