Migration and Home Affairs


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.
The following Member States have communicated full transposition of the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive and have notified the Commission of their decision to apply the PNR to intra-EU flights:
The EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive – a key piece of EU security legislation to better identify travelling terrorists and criminals and trace criminal networks – entered into force on 24 May 2016.
Today, the European Parliament (LIBE Committee) and the Council (COREPER) reached a political compromise on the Commission's proposal to strengthen the mandate of the eu-LISA, the EU Agency for the operational management of large scale IT systems for migration, security and border management.
The Commission is today reporting on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration and the Commission's roadmap from December 2017, and is setting out further key actions to be taken.
The Commission is today proposing to upgrade the Visa Information System (VIS), the database containing information on persons applying for Schengen visas, in order to better respond to evolving security and migratory challenges and improve the EU's external border management.
Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos participated in the Fifth Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Today the Commission proposed to subject the two new psychoactive substances cycloproplyfentanyl and methoxyacetylfentanyl to control measures across the European Union.