Migration and Home Affairs


The Commission has awarded an extra €4.2 million in emergency assistance under the Internal Security Fund (ISF – Police) to support Spain's efforts in the fight
Yesterday, the Commission awarded an additional €3 million in emergency assistance from the Internal Security Fund (ISF) to support Spain in res
Today, the European Commission has awarded an additional €37.5 million in emergency assistance under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to improve reception conditions for migrants in Greece.
Following the call by EU leaders at the June European Council, the Commission is today expanding on the concept of controlled centres as well as short-term measures that could be taken to improve the processing of migrants being disembarked in the EU, and giving a first outline of the possible wa
Today, the Commission has confirmed that Kosovo has met the 2 outstanding visa liberalisation requirements on the ratification of the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro and a strengthened track record in the fight against crime and corruption, thus fulfilling all benchmarks set out in t
Today, European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Oliver Spasovski, Minister of Interior of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, initialled a status agreement that will allow teams from the European Border and Coast Guard Agency to be deployed in the former Yugoslav Re
The positive votes on ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) mean that the Union has taken another step in closing existing information gaps and therefore making our citizens safer.
The European Commission has awarded an additional €45.6 million in emergency assistance to support Spain and Greece respond to the migratory challenges they face.
Yesterday and today, EU Heads of State or Government met for the European Council, followed by a Euro Summit in an inclusive format and an EU27 meeting on the Article 50 negotiations.
Today the College of Commissioners met in Brussels in preparation for the European Council meetings on 28 and 29 June. The Commission has now published three notes which form the basis of its contribution to the European Council:
The reform of EU asylum rules initiated by the Commission in 2015 are designed to ensure humane and dignified treatment of asylum seekers, simplified and shortened asylum procedures, as well as stricter rules to combat abuse.
Kosovo* is now a participant in the “Europe for Citizens” programme.  The agreement was signed today, by Ms Paraskevi Michou, Director General for Migration and Home Affairs Directorate, and Ms Dhurata Hoxha, Kosovo Minister for European I
The Commission is today publishing a note ahead of the European Council.
As part of the European Union’s comprehensive approach to the migration challenge and in particular as part of the preventive measures to curb irregular migration and tackle migrant smuggling as stated in the
On Wednesday, 13 June 2018, the Heads of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), European Police Office (Europol), European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addi
With the new language services in Dari and Pashto, the joint venture of DW, France Médias Monde and ANSA primarily seeks to reach users in Afghanistan. Infomigrants is recipient of an operating grant under AMIF.
The Juncker Commission made the fight against terrorism a top priority from day one.
Today, the European Parliament and the Council found a political agreement on the Commission's proposals to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS II).
Today the Council approved the Commission's proposal to strengthen Europol's cooperation with third countries and fight terrorism and other serious transnational crime more effectively – an important deliverable under the anti-terrorism package presented by the Commission in October 2017.
The 11th Plenary Meeting of the Community of Users will take place June 4–7, 2018 at the BAO Congress Centre (rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels, Belgium). The session on 4 June 2018 will open with a welcome message delivered by Matthias Oel, Director, DG Migration and Home Affairs.