Migration and Home Affairs

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03/05/2018
Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos participated in the Fifth Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development in Marrakesh, Morocco.
30/04/2018
Today the Commission proposed to subject the two new psychoactive substances cycloproplyfentanyl and methoxyacetylfentanyl to control measures across the European Union.
25/04/2018
On Wednesday 25 April 2018, Matthias Oel, Director for Migration, Mobility and Innovation, signed the amended visa waiver agreements between the EU and Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Mauritius, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Seychelles, together with Mr Krasimir Tsipov, Bulgarian Deputy M
25/04/2018
Today, Members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in the European Parliament and the Member States’ Ambassadors in the Council approved the final political agreement on the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), which the European Commission propo
18/04/2018
The European Commission and OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) published on 18 April 2018 a report that identifies the main challenges to the integration of migrants and sets out concrete policy recommendations in response.
17/04/2018
Today the European Commission is taking additional steps to further curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate – denying them the means needed to plan, finance and carry out crimes.
13/04/2018
The European Commission published on 13 April 2018 the results of the special Eurobarometer survey 469 on "Integration of immigrants in the European Union"
12/04/2018
Today marks one year on from the European Commission's Communication on children in migration (PDF) (see
10/04/2018
Statistics published by the European Commission reveal that more than 16.1 million applications for short-stay visas were lodged at the consulates of the Schengen States in 2017, 6.3% more than in 2016 and the first increase in demand since 2013.
05/04/2018
Brussels, 4 April 2018: Representatives of the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM, the UN migration agency) met in Brussels today to discuss the way forward on some of the most pressing issues linked to migration, including managing migration flows, better protec
06/04/2018
Today, the Commission is publishing its mid-term evaluation of the Europe for Citizens programme 2014-2020. The evaluation shows that the programme plays an overall positive role in encouraging civic participation and democratic engagement.
14/03/2018
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.
14/03/2018
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
09/03/2018
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.
08/03/2018
Towards a more inclusive labour market for migrants: Seizing the potential by addressing the challenges Brussels, 6-7 March 2018
02/03/2018
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.
20/02/2018
The European Commission is today publishing country-specific factsheets to supplement the latest Eurobarometer surveys looking at public attitudes to corruption and
09/02/2018
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.
01/02/2018
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.

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