Migration and Home Affairs


The Commission is today proposing a new EU Action Plan on Drugs for the period 2017-2020.
Ahead of the European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioners Dimitris Avramopoulos, Vera Jourová and Julian King said: "We remember and honour the victims of all terrorist atrocitie
Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos together with the Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Mr Carmelo Abela, representing the Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the Estonian Minister of the Interior, Mr Andres Anvelt, rep
Today, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, and the Polish government signed the headquarters agreement, which defines the legal status for the agency and its employees in Poland.
The European Commission has funded a special education programme that has helped 2,500 refugee and migrant children get back to school in Greece. The project is carried out by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which receives funding from the EU's Emergency Support Instrument.
Today, the Commission presented its fifth report on progress made towards an effective and sustainable Security Union.
Today, the Commission and the High Representative/Vice-President are reporting for the third time on the progress made under the Migration Partnership Framework and are presenting the first steps taken to implement actions along the Central Mediterranean Route, as laid out in the Malta Declaratio
In the form of three progress reports, the Commission is today making a renewed call on Member States to pick up the pace of relocation to alleviate pressure from Italy and Greece, with few having met their commitments in full.
After the Malta Summit of 3 February 2017 highlighted the need for a review of EU return policy, the Commission is today following through with a renewed EU Action Plan on Return and a set of recommendations to Member States on how to make return procedures more effective.
Ahead of next week's European Council, President Juncker has written a letter to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk outlining a package of measures on migration which were adopted by the College today.
Today, in Tbilisi Georgia, Commissioner Avramopouloshas welcomed the adoption by the Council of the Commission's proposal for visa liberalisation for Georgia. During his visit, Commissioner Avramopoulos has met with President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
On 22 February, the Seahorse Project Steering Group – DG HOME, EEAS and other EU services on different initiatives aimed to increase the capacity of the Libyan Coast Guard - met in Brussels at the offices of DG HOME for a day-long cooperation seminar. 
"We strongly welcome today's endorsement by the European Parliament of two important proposals presented by the Commission to strengthen the security of European citizens – the Directive on combatting terrorism and the proposal to reinforce checks at Schengen's external borders.
Today, the Commission adopted its ninth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 8 December 2016.
On 8 and 9 February the Senior Officials Meeting on the state of play of the implementation of the Joint Valletta Action Plan will take place in Valletta, Malta.
The European Commission has awarded an additional €3.9 million in emergency funding to Greece under the Internal Security Fund (ISF) to help improve reception conditions for migrants on the Greek islands.
The European Commission has awarded an additional €6.1 million in emergency funding to support migration management in Bulgaria.
The European Commission has today recommended the Council allows Member States to maintain the temporary controls currently in place at certain internal Schengen borders in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for a further period of three months.
Today, the Commission presented its fourth report on the progress made towards building an effective and genuine Security Union.