Migration and Home Affairs


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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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
The European Commission published on 13 April 2018 the results of the special Eurobarometer survey 469 on "Integration of immigrants in the European Union"
Today marks one year on from the European Commission's Communication on children in migration (PDF) (see
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.
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