Migration and Home Affairs


The European Commission report on the application of the Directive on minimum standards on procedures for granting and withdrawing refugee status published today shows that procedural guarantees still vary considerably across the EU.
The EU-Brazil visa waiver agreements will give reciprocal access to visa-free travel for all Brazilian and EU citizens, including the nationals of the four Member States (Malta, Estonia, Cyprus and Latvia) not enjoying visa-free travel to Brazil at present.
Today the U.S. Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection announced the publication of the interim rule on a Travel Promotion Fee and a Fee for Use of the System of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), which will become effective on 8 September 2010.
The 2009 annual report on the activities of EURODAC (the EU wide biometric tool which helps determine which Member State is responsible for examining an asylum claim), was published today by the Commission.
The temporary staff (AD8) will act as an independent overseer, appointed by the European Commission, and will be responsible for the oversight and monitoring mission as required by Article 12 of the agreement between the European Union and the Unites States of America on the processing and transf
The European Commission presented today – for the first time – an overview of existing EU instruments regulating the collection, storage or exchange of personal data for the purpose of law enforcement or migration management.
The European Commission adopted today a communication taking stock of the main tools in place under the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
The European Commission proposes a new directive with the aim of facilitating for multinational companies to temporarily transfer third-country national skilled workers from a company located outside the EU to branches or subsidiaries in EU Member States.
The European Commission has today presented a proposal for a directive on seasonal employment. The proposal aims at establishing a common procedure for entry and residence in the EU and defines the rights of seasonal workers from third-countries.
From July 1, 2010, Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security has become two directorates – Directorate-General for Justice and Directorate-General for Home Affairs.