STATEMENT/14/259  28-08-2014 - Statement by Commissioner Malmström after the meeting with Italian Interior Minister Alfano 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 27 August 2014 Statement It is a pleasure for me to be here today and to receive my friend Minister Alfano. We have had a very intense and constructive meeting and I thank the Minister for his visit.
STATEMENT/14/256  24-08-2014 - Statement from Commissioner Malmström following the recent tragedies in the Mediterranean 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 24 August 2014 Statement I am appalled by these new tragedies at sea and I express my condolences to the victims and their families. I also thank the Italian authorities for the huge efforts put in place to assist and rescue thousands of migrants over the last...
STATEMENT/14/243  30-07-2014 - Statement by Cecilia Malmström on the first World Day against Trafficking in Persons 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 30 July 2014 Statement "Trafficking in human beings is a gross violation of human rights and knows no borders. Unscrupulous criminals target women and men, girls and boys, and exploit them for abhorrent forms of exploitation: from sexual exploitation, to forced labour and forced criminality.
IP/14/871  24-07-2014 - Commission assesses progress by Kosovo in visa dialogue 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 24 July 2014 Commission assesses progress by Kosovo1 in visa dialogue Today the Commission presented its second report on progress by Kosovo in fulfilling the requirements of the visa liberalisation roadmap.
IP/14/841  16-07-2014 - CEPOL: Commission proposes to improve training for EU law enforcement officials 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 July 2014 Today the European Commission has proposed to boost CEPOL's role as the European Agency for Law Enforcement training, by providing better and more effective tools to train EU law enforcement officials.
MEMO/14/458  02-07-2014 - Gibraltar: European Commission sends another technical fact-finding mission 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 July 2014 Today, the European Commission is sending another technical fact-finding mission to La Línea (Spain) and Gibraltar (UK). Why is the Commission going to the borders? Concerns have been raised by citizens, members of the European Parliament and the Government of Gibraltar regarding border...
STATEMENT/14/213  30-06-2014 - Commissioner Malmström deplores the recent loss of life in the Mediterranean and calls for more EU action 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 30 June 2014 I deplore the recent loss of life in the Mediterranean and I express all my sympathy to the victims and their families. I would also like to thank the Italian authorities for their impressive efforts that led to the rescue of around 5000...
IP/14/723  26-06-2014 - Clearer EU rules for unaccompanied minors seeking international protection 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 June 2014 Last year 12 690 unaccompanied minors submitted an asylum application in the EU. Some of them have no one to turn to in EU Member States and find themselves in extremely vulnerable positions, facing particular challenges in the early steps of the...
STATEMENT/14/210  26-06-2014 - Statement by Cecilia Malmström on the ratification of the EU-Turkey readmission agreement by the Turkish Parliament 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 26 June 2014 Statement I welcome today's ratification by the Turkish Parliament of the Readmission Agreement signed in December, as it represents a significant step forward in the cooperation between the European Union and Turkey.
IP/14/693  20-06-2014 - Europe's future security challenges 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2014 The growing trend of Europeans fighting abroad in groups affiliated with terrorism, the diversification of international organised crime, and the increased risk of large-scale cyber-attacks.