Migration and Home Affairs


The Council has just adopted two important priority files under the Security Union which strengthen EU rules on explosives precursors and facilitate law-enforcement access to financial information.
Yesterday, new rules to make European security, migration and border management information systems work together in a more intelligent and targeted way became law.
In the margins of the Justice and Home Affairs Council taking place in Luxembourg today, Europol and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency signed a new joint Action Plan.
The Commission has today submitted a request to the Council of Europe for the EU to become an observer in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).
Today, the Council formally adopted revised EU rules on Schengen visas, which will make it easier for bona fide travellers to obtain a visa for short stays, whilst maintaining security standards and reducing irregular migration risks.
Today, EU Member States agreed to give two mandates to the Commission to engage in international negotiations to improve cross-border access to electronic evidence in criminal investigations.
Today, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, in cooperation with the Albanian authorities, is launching the first ever joint operation on the territory of a neighbouring non-EU country.
Today, the Council adopted the Commission's proposal to close important security gaps by making EU information systems for security, migration and border management work together in a more intelligent and targeted way.
Today, the Commission published a report positively evaluating the work of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the EU Agency on drugs.
With interactive displays including the very latest in crime fighting technology, a virtual reality (VR) training game platform and explosives detection dogs from the Belgian police, the DG Migration and Home Affairs stand at the
Today, the European Commission is hosting a senior officials meeting in Brussels, with representatives from EU Member States, Europol and the main technology companies in the context of the EU Internet Forum.
The European institutions will open their doors to the public on 04 May 2019.  This is a unique opportunity to step inside these buildings and to discover how they work and the benefits for European citizens.
Statistics published by the European Commission reveal that slightly more than 16 million applications for short-stay visas were lodged at the consulates of the Schengen States in 2018, a very small decrease of 1% compared to 2017.
The Europe for Citizens event, which took place on April 2 & 3, 2019 in Brussels, revolved around the theme of "History Defines our Future".
Join Commissioner Avramopoulos and distinguished guests on the evening of 2 April 2019 to discuss Europe’s recent history and its future.
Today, the Council green-lighted the political agreement reached last week to reinforce the European Border and Coast Guard, giving it the right level of ambition to respond to the common challenges Europe is facing in managing migration and borders.
Today, the European Commission presented its assessment of EU legislation on legal migration, as part of the Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme.