IP/18/742  12-02-2018 - Border management: European Border and Coast Guard Agency strengthens operational cooperation with Albania 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Tirana, 12 February 2018 Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Fatmir Xhafaj, Minister of Interior of the Republic of Albania, initialled the draft status agreement for operational cooperation between the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and Albania.
IP/18/381  24-01-2018 - Security Union: Commission follows up on terrorist radicalisation 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 January 2018 Today, the European Commission reports on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, including priorities like countering radicalisation, enhancing cybersecurity and protecting public spaces.
IP/18/364  24-01-2018 - Integration of migrants: Commission presents toolkit to help Member States make the best use of EU funds 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 January 2018 Today the Commission is publishing a toolkit to help national and regional authorities design strategies and projects to integrate migrants and identify available EU resources.
IP/17/5352  20-12-2017 - Integration of refugees: Commission joins forces with social and economic partners 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 December 2017 Integration of refugees: Commission joins forces with social and economic partners Today, the European Commission and the EU Social and Economic partners[1] will sign a 'European Partnership for Integration', laying down key principles and commitments to support and strengthen opportunities for...
IP/17/5314  20-12-2017 - Visa reciprocity: Political and diplomatic efforts continue to yield results 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 December 2017 The European Commission is reporting today on progress made towards achieving full visa reciprocity with Canada and the United States, evaluating the developments over the past seven months, and also providing the Commission's assessment on the effectiveness of the reciprocity mechanism.
IP/17/5313  20-12-2017 - Visa liberalisation: Commission reports on implementation of benchmarks for Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 December 2017 . The Commission is today reporting on the continuous fulfilment of the visa liberalisation benchmarks by the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) as well as the Eastern Partnership countries (Georgiam...
MEMO/17/5365  20-12-2017 - EU visa reciprocity mechanism - Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 December 2017 What is the visa reciprocity mechanism? Visa reciprocity is a central principle of the EU's common visa policy and an objective which the Union pursues in a proactive manner in its relations with non-EU countries.
MEMO/17/5364  20-12-2017 - Visa Liberalisation Report: Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 December 2017 What is the Commission presenting today? The Commission is today reporting on the functioning of the visa-free regime with the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) as well as the Eastern...
IP/17/5289  18-12-2017 - Fight against illicit drugs: Commission proposes to ban seven new substances 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 December 2017 Today, the Commission is proposing to ban seven new psychoactive substances (NPS) across the European Union, in addition to nine others banned previously this year.
STATEMENT/17/5341  18-12-2017 - Europe – the continent of solidarity: Joint Statement on the occasion of International Migrant Day 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 17 December 2017 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 and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner...