Migration and Home Affairs

Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council: Ministers to discuss migration, interoperability, e-justice and digital contracts in Tallinn

Tuesday, 4 July, 2017

On Thursday and Friday, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, and Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union, will attend the informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Council in Tallinn, Estonia. The meeting will start with a discussion on migration. To steer the debate, the European Commission presented on Tuesday an Action Plan on the Central Mediterranean Route to support Italy, reduce migratory pressure and increase solidarity among Member States. The Ministers will then discuss the cooperation with Ukraine in the field of internal security. Later that day, they will focus on interoperability of EU information systems, including the legislative proposals on eu-LISA, the EU Agency responsible for the management of information systems, and exchange of criminal records of third country nationals recently put forward by the Commission. On Friday, the Ministers will exchange views on data retention, e-justice, the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders' proposal and on the harmonisation of contract rules for online sales of goods in the Digital Single Market. Also on Friday, a meeting with Eastern Partnership Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will take place to discuss cooperation on the fight against organised crime, specifically cybercrime and corruption.

For more information:

  • IP/17/1882: Central Mediterranean Route: Commission proposes Action Plan to support Italy, reduce pressure and increase solidarity
  • Factsheet: Commission Action Plan to support Italy and stem migration flows