STATEMENT/17/56  12-01-2017 - Joint Statement by Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Italian Minister for the Interior Marco Minniti following their meeting in Rome 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Rome, 12 January 2017 European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos and Italian Minister for the Interior Marco Minniti met today to discuss shared migration and security challenges and issued the following joint statement: "The EU and Italy are facing common challenges on...
IP/16/4403  21-12-2016 - Visa reciprocity with the US and Canada: Commission reports on recent developments 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 December 2016 The European Commission is today reporting on progress towards achieving full visa reciprocity with Canada and the United States, evaluating the developments over the past five months.
IP/16/4402  21-12-2016 - Security Union: Commission proposes to reinforce the Schengen Information System to better fight terrorism and cross-border crime 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 December 2016 . The Commission is today proposing to strengthen the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the Schengen Information System (SIS), as announced in the Communication setting out the way forward towards the achievement of an effective and sustainable EU Security Union and...
IP/16/4401  21-12-2016 - Security Union: Commission adopts stronger rules to fight terrorism financing 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 21 December 2016 . Today, the European Commission has adopted a package of measures to strengthen the EU's capacity to fight the financing of terrorism and organised crime, delivering on the commitments made in the Action Plan against terrorist financing from February 2016.
MEMO/16/4484  21-12-2016 - EU visa reciprocity mechanism - Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 December 2016 . What is the visa reciprocity mechanism? Visa reciprocity is a principle of the EU common visa policy and an objective which the Union should pursue in a proactive manner in its relations with third countries, thus contributing to improving the...
MEMO/16/4427  21-12-2016 - Security Union: Technical and operational updates of the Schengen Information System – Questions & Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 21 December 2016 . What is the Schengen Information System? The Schengen Information System (SIS) is a centralised, large-scale information system that supports border controls at the external Schengen borders and law enforcement and judicial cooperation in 29 countries throughout Europe.
SPEECH/16/4492  21-12-2016 - Remarks by Commissioners Avramopoulos, Jourová and King at the press conference on terrorism financing, the Schengen Information System and visa reciprocity 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 21 December 2016 Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos Dear all, We meet in this press room today in the shadow of the tragic events in Berlin on Monday night, which have deeply shocked and saddened us all.
STATEMENT/16/4445  16-12-2016 - Statement on Enhancing the Fight Against Illicit Trafficking of Firearms and Ammunition in the Western Balkans 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 16 December 2016 Following the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs, the following statement was adopted by the participants, who included Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King, Slovakian Minister of...
STATEMENT/16/4440  16-12-2016 - Joint Statement on the occasion of International Migrant Day on 18 December 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 December 2016 On the occasion of International Migrant Day on 18 December, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner  for European Neighbourhood Policy...
AGENDA/16/4250  02-12-2016 - Thursday 8 December: The Commission publishes the 8th Report on Relocation and Resettlement 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The European Commission is presenting its eighth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, providing an updated state of play and assessing the actions taken since 9 November.