AGENDA/17/401  01-03-2017 - March 2017: The Commission will present a revised Action Plan on Return and a Recommendation to Member States for an efficient EU return policy 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The European Commission will present a revised EU Action Plan on Return and a Recommendation to Member States on how to make return procedures more effective.  The background: The European Council in its Conclusions of 20-21 October 2016 called for reinforcing national administrative...
AGENDA/17/295  16-02-2017 - March 2017: The Commission will publish its 2nd report on the progress in making the new European Border and Coast Guard fully operational 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March 2017, the European Commission will publish its second monthly report on the progress achieved and the work still needed in making the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency fully operational.
AGENDA/17/294  16-02-2017 - March 2017: The Commission will publish the 10th Report on Relocation and Resettlement 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March, the European Commission will present its tenth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, providing an updated state of play and assessing the actions taken since 8 February 2017.
AGENDA/17/292  16-02-2017 - March 2017: The Commission will publish the 5th Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In March 2017, the European Commission will present the 5th Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement, summarising the progress made in the implementation of the Statement since it took effect on 20 March and developments having taken...
MEMO/17/362  27-02-2017 - Revision of the Visa Suspension Mechanism - Frequently Asked Questions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 February 2017 Why did the Commission decide to revise the visa suspension mechanism? The visa suspension mechanism was first introduced as part of the EU visa policy in 2013 in order to provide for the possibility to temporarily suspend the visa exemption for...
STATEMENT/17/363  27-02-2017 - Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for Georgia 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 February 2017 "I am very pleased with today's final endorsement by the Council of the Commission proposal to grant visa liberalisation to Georgia. Today is a historic day for Georgia and its citizens, who will soon be able to enjoy visa free...
STATEMENT/17/361  27-02-2017 - Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the adoption by the Council of the strengthened visa suspension mechanism 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 February 2017 "I strongly welcome today's endorsement by the Council of the Commission's proposal to reinforce the visa suspension mechanism and ensure stronger safeguards for our visa policy.
SPEECH/17/321  21-02-2017 - Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos after his meeting with German Minister of the Interior de Maizère 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Berlin, 21 February 2017 I am very pleased to be once again here in Berlin, hosted by my friend Minister Thomas de Maizère. We were both recently at the Munich Security Conference, and this morning also at the European Police Congress.
STATEMENT/17/290  16-02-2017 - Joint Statement by Commissioners Avramopoulos and King on the adoption by the European Parliament of the Commission's proposals for a Directive on combatting terrorism and for reinforcing checks at the Schengen external borders 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Strasbourg, 16 February 2017 We strongly welcome today's endorsement by the European Parliament of two important proposals presented by the Commission to strengthen the security of European citizens – the Directive on combatting terrorism and the proposal to reinforce checks at Schengen's external borders.
IP/17/218  08-02-2017 - Relocation and Resettlement: Member States need to build on encouraging results 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 February 2017 Today, the Commission adopted its ninth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 8 December 2016.