Migration and Home Affairs

State of the Union 2017: Commission presents next steps under the European Agenda on Migration and measures to preserve and strengthen Schengen

The Commission is today reviewing progress on the 2015 European Agenda on Migration and setting out the next steps to put in place the missing elements of a stronger, fairer and more effective EU migration and asylum policy. Building on the progress achieved so far, the Commission is presenting a series of new initiatives in key areas, including on resettlement and return. The Commission is also today proposing measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen Area. A press release on the European Agenda on Migration and a press release and Q&A on Schengen will be available at the start of the press conference with Commissioner Avramopoulos, which follows the readout of the College meeting and which will be broadcast live on EbS. Factsheets on relocation, legal migration, the EU return policy and Schengen will also be available.

For more information:

  • IP/17/3406: State of the Union 2017 – Commission presents next steps towards a stronger, more effective and fairer EU migration and asylum policy
  • IP/17/3407: State of the Union 2017 - Preserving and strengthening Schengen to improve security and safeguard Europe's freedoms
  • MEMO/17/3408: Questions & Answers: Preserving and strengthening the Schengen area
  • Factsheet: Relocation: Sharing responsibility
  • Factsheet: Ensuring effective legal pathways to Europe
  • Factsheet: Towards an efficient and credible return policy
  • Factsheet: The updated Schengen rules
  • Legislative documents
Wednesday, 27 September, 2017