Migration and Home Affairs

Towards stricter rules to combat illicit trafficking of civilian firearms

Commissioner Malmström welcomes the political agreement reached on stricter rules to combat illicit trafficking of civilian firearms. In May 2010 the Commission proposed legislation improving the tracing and control of imports and exports of civilian firearms from and to the EU territory. The European Parliament and the Council will now vote to formally adopt the text of the Regulation implementing Article 10 of the United Nations' Firearms Protocol.

For more information:

  • MEMO/11/470: Statement by Commissioner Cecilia Malmström
Wednesday, 29 June, 2011