25/10/2012 - 26/10/2012
Where: Kirchberg building, Luxembourg
Topic: Justice and citizens rights
Organiser: Council of the EU
On 25 October, Home affairs Ministers will:
The presidency will then give a brief overview of the state-of-play of a number of other legislative proposals in the area of home affairs.
The Mixed Committee (the EU plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland), meeting in the margins of the Council, will also examine the application of the Schengen acquis in Bulgaria and Romania. Furthermore, it will review the state of play regarding the implementation of the Schengen Information System (SIS II) and take note of a presentation by the Commission and Frontex (the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders) on illegal Immigration. In this context, the Committee will be briefed on the Greek National Action Plan on Asylum Reform and Migration Management. Finally, the Commission will present its third report on the post-visa liberalisation monitoring for the Western Balkan countries.
On 26 October, Justice ministers will:
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will present the 2012 report on the state of the drug problem in Europe, and ministers will be invited to exchange views on the report.
The presidency will hold a press briefing in the Council press room in Brussels on Wednesday 24 October at 13.00. A press conference will take place at the end of the meeting.
A presidency briefing, agenda and background note will be published on the Council website closer to the date of the meeting.