Migration and Home Affairs


Tomorrow the Commission and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will host a joint webinar to discuss firearms trafficking in the world with focus on Europe and to present research findings and po
Today the Commission proposed interim legislation to ensure that providers of online communications services can continue to apply voluntary measures for the detection and reporting of child sexual abuse online, and removal of child sexual abuse material.
Today, the Commission, trade unions, chambers of commerce and employers’ organisations are renewing their cooperation to enhance the integration of migrants and refugees into the labour market.
Today, the Commission has adopted the PNR Directive Review Report (PDF), reviewing the first two years of application of the Passenger Name Reco
On 24 July 2020, the Commission has made €17 million available  to support the implementation of the “Voluntary Relocation from Greece” project, which started in April and should be completed by the end of October of this year.
The European Commission is defining today a new way forward on internal security in the EU, with a focus on three main priority areas: fighting organised crime, countering terrorism and radicalisation, and fighting crime in a digital age.
Today the Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation to gather views on new actions that could be taken at EU level to promote the integration and social inclusion of migrants and people with a migrant
Today, the EU-Belarus visa facilitation and readmission agreements enter into force. These agreements represent an important step in strengthening the EU's engagement with the Belarusian people and civil society.
On the occasion of the annual International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, also known as 'World Drug Day', the Europea
Today the Commission issued a press release to recommending to Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to lift internal border controls by 15 June 2020 and to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essen
Over the last few years, there has been a staggering increase in the cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation, which are growing at an unprecedented pace. Last year alone, tech companies reported nearly 70 million photos and videos of children being sexually abused.
The Commission adopted today the report “Asset recovery and confiscation: ensuring that crime does not pay” (PDF).
The Covid-19 crisis brought with it unprecedented travel restrictions. It also impacted the functioning of national authorities issuing visa and residence permits.
On 13 May 2020, the Commission presented a package of guidelines and recommendations to help Member States gradually lift travel restrictions and allow tourism businesses to reopen.
On Friday 8 May, the Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU for another 30 days, until 15 June.
Figures published by the European Commission show that the consulates of the Schengen States received almost 17 million applications for short-stay visas in 2019, a considerable increase of 5.9% since 2018.
The Internet Watch Foundation 2019 report highlights concerning trends around the increase of child sexual abuse imagery hosted in Europe.
The Regional Development and Protection Programmes (RDPPs) in North Africa and the Horn of Africa are an important part of the European Agenda on Migration.