Migration and Home Affairs


The Commission is today (14 March 2018) proposing to reform the EU's common visa policy to adapt the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments.
Ahead of the March European Council, the Commission is reporting today (14 March 2018) on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration and sets out further key actions to be taken, including as set out in the Commission's roadmap from December 2017 towards a comprehensive deal on migratio
On Friday 9 March 2018 the European Commission organised a dedicated event in Brussels to mark the 14th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism.
Towards a more inclusive labour market for migrants: Seizing the potential by addressing the challenges Brussels, 6-7 March 2018
From 5 to 8 March 2018, the Commission is hosting a conference of the “Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies”. The Community of Users was set up to facilitate information exchange among policymakers, researchers, industry, practitioners (e.g.
The European Commission is today publishing country-specific factsheets to supplement the latest Eurobarometer surveys looking at public attitudes to corruption and
The Belgian Federal Police, working in cooperation with Kaspersky Lab, is releasing free decryption keys for the Cryakl ransomware, obtained as part of an ongoing investigation. The decryption keys are available on the “No More Ransom” portal.
New figures published today by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) show a significant decrease in the number of asylum applications made in the EU in 2017. 706,913 asylum applications were recorded in the EU+ countries in 2017, a  43% decrease compared to 2016.
To mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the EC Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs and the Europe for Citizens Programme organised on 24 January a special event. It also launched the opening of the exhibition "Between Life and Death.
Today, the European Commission reports on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, including priorities like countering radicalisation, enhancing cybersecurity and protecting public spaces.
The European Commission has today awarded an additional €7 million in emergency assistance to Greece under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund to provide an immediate response to urgent needs for shelter, catering, hygiene and cleaning services not only in the Aegean islands but also in ac
Today the European Commission and the EU Social and Economic partners signed a
The Commission is today reporting on the continuous fulfilment of the visa liberalisation benchmarks by the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) as well as the Eastern Partnership countries (Georgiam Moldova a
Today, the Commission is proposing to ban seven new psychoactive substances (NPS) across the European Union, in addition to nine others banned previously this year.
On the occasion of International Migrant Day on 18 December, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes 
The results of the special Eurobarometer survey 464b on EU citizens' attitudes towards security were published by the European Commission on 12 December 2017.
Today, the European Commission has proposed to close information gaps by upgrading EU information systems for security, border and migration management and making them work together in a smarter and more efficient way.
Today, ahead of the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said: "Corruption is an affront to the very foundations of our political, economic and social values and to the well-being of ou
Today, EU Justice Ministers agreed on general approaches on two European Commission proposals that contribute to completing the Security Union.