Migration and Home Affairs


The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted new projects worth €275 million that will support refugees and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, the Western Balkans, and Armenia.
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiatio
Today, the European Commission launches a public consultation on EU's legislation on the legal migration of non-EU citizens (Fitness Check on EU legal migration legislation). The consultation is open until mid-September.
Europol has officially launched the “Say No!” campaign, in order to raise awareness on online sexual coercion and extortion affecting minors.
Ahead of next week's European Council, the Commission is presenting four progress reports on measures taken under the European Agenda on Migration to stabilise the flows and better manage the external borders.
On 8 June, the European Commission presented to EU Justice Ministers a set of practical and legislative options to improve cross-border access to e-evidence.
The European Commission has awarded an additional €58.21 million in emergency funding to Italy under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
The EU's largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies, which aims to encourage some 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey by the end of 2017, has started its first payments to refugee families.
The Commission has today decided on the partial registration of a European Citizens' Initiative entitled "Stop extremism" inviting the Commission to "propose legislation in order to prevent the adverse consequences of extremism, above all for the Internal Market".
Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, together with Laura d'Arrigo, Chair of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Management Board, and EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel, will launch the European Drug Report 2017.
The Commission has today proposed the 2018 draft EU Budget of €161 billion in commitments focusing on the creation of more jobs, especially for young people, and on boosting growth and strategic investments.
Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen delivered opening remarks on the occasion of the launch of the initiative "Employers together for integration" at the
The tool, known as a Transnational Referral Mechanism (TRM) model, links up experts and professionals from different countries involved in the identification, referral, assistance, return, and monitoring of assistance to victims of trafficking.
Meeting in Strasbourg, today the College of Commissioners will adopt two reports on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes and on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union.
The Commission is today recommending that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway phase out the temporary controls currently in place at some of their internal Schengen borders over the next six months.
Today, the European Commission responded to the European Parliament resolution calling on the Commission to adopt a delegated act to suspend the visa waiver for Canadian and American nationals.
Statistics published by the European Commission show that 15.2 million applications for short-stay visas were lodged at Schengen States' consulates in 2016, resulting in 14 million issued visas. The number of applications was 1.6% less than in 2015, declining for the third year in a row.
Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March​ 2017.
Over the past two years, a growing number of children in migration have arrived in the EU, many of them without their families.