Migration and Home Affairs


Ahead of next week's European Council, the Commission is presenting four progress reports on measures taken under the European Agenda on Migration to stabilise the flows and better manage the external borders.
On 8 June, the European Commission presented to EU Justice Ministers a set of practical and legislative options to improve cross-border access to e-evidence.
The European Commission has awarded an additional €58.21 million in emergency funding to Italy under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
The EU's largest ever humanitarian programme for education in emergencies, which aims to encourage some 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey by the end of 2017, has started its first payments to refugee families.
The Commission has today decided on the partial registration of a European Citizens' Initiative entitled "Stop extremism" inviting the Commission to "propose legislation in order to prevent the adverse consequences of extremism, above all for the Internal Market".
Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, together with Laura d'Arrigo, Chair of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Management Board, and EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel, will launch the European Drug Report 2017.
The Commission has today proposed the 2018 draft EU Budget of €161 billion in commitments focusing on the creation of more jobs, especially for young people, and on boosting growth and strategic investments.
Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen delivered opening remarks on the occasion of the launch of the initiative "Employers together for integration" at the
The tool, known as a Transnational Referral Mechanism (TRM) model, links up experts and professionals from different countries involved in the identification, referral, assistance, return, and monitoring of assistance to victims of trafficking.
Meeting in Strasbourg, today the College of Commissioners will adopt two reports on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes and on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union.
The Commission is today recommending that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway phase out the temporary controls currently in place at some of their internal Schengen borders over the next six months.
Today, the European Commission responded to the European Parliament resolution calling on the Commission to adopt a delegated act to suspend the visa waiver for Canadian and American nationals.
Statistics published by the European Commission show that 15.2 million applications for short-stay visas were lodged at Schengen States' consulates in 2016, resulting in 14 million issued visas. The number of applications was 1.6% less than in 2015, declining for the third year in a row.
Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March​ 2017.
Over the past two years, a growing number of children in migration have arrived in the EU, many of them without their families.
As of today, Member States are obliged to carry out systematic checks against relevant databases on EU citizens who are crossing the EU's external borders, in addition to the systematic checks already being carried out on all third-country nationals entering the Schengen zone.
Nine months after the launch of the No More Ransom (NMR) project, an ever-growing number of law enforcement and private partners have joined the initiative, allowing more victims of ransomware to get their files back without paying the criminals.
What do the latest data tell us about the European drug market? What are the new trends in drug use among European adults and school students? What are the harms associated with drug use and what is being done to counter them?
Yesterday, Commissioner Avramopoulos met with the Bulgarian Minister of the Interior, Plamen Uzunov, the Romanian Minister of the Interior, Carmen-Daniela Dan, the Croatian Minister of Interior, Vlaho Orepic, the Polish Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jan Dziedziczak and the Cypriot Deputy Perm
The Commission is today proposing a new EU Action Plan on Drugs for the period 2017-2020.