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The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the rules for the reintroduction of temporary internal border controls to the current needs to respond to evolving and persistent serious threats to public policy or internal security.
In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.
The Commission is today delivering on its commitment to ensure interoperability and address the existing shortcomings of EU information systems for security and border management.
On the occasion of the United Nations' World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'.
EU foreign ministers discussed the current crisis in the Gulf region. EU ministers urged de-escalation of the crisis through dialogue and negotiation. They expressed their full support for the mediation efforts of Kuwait.
Ministers exchanged views on migration policy, in particular on the situation in the Central Mediterranean and on the implementation of the Malta declaration of 3 February 2017.
Today, the Commission adopted its twelfth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 12 April 2017.
Over the past two years, a growing number of children in migration have arrived in the EU, many of them without their families.
Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March 2017.
The international community gathered in Brussels offered support to Syrians in securing a peaceful future. The participants made pledges of $6 billion to meet the needs of the populations inside Syria and neighbouring countries. They also condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Government and ISIL/Daesh.
Ahead of next week's European Council and in the form of three progress reports, the Commission is today making a renewed call on Member States to pick up the pace of relocation to alleviate pressure from Italy and Greece, with few having met their commitments in full.
Ahead of the meeting of Heads of State and Government in Malta on 3 February 2017, the Commission and the High Representative have today set out their contribution to the discussion on how to better manage migration and save lives along the Central Mediterranean route.
Political group leaders discussed how to relieve the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, sanctions against Russia and ways to boost European defence capacities ahead of the European Summit.
The Commission is today reporting on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement and on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes.
The Commission presents its first progress report on the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries to more effectively manage migration together.
The Commission is today reporting on the progress made on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement.
EU countries must honour their pledges to accept refugees relocated from Greece and Italy, to relieve migratory pressure on these two “frontline” countries, and at the same time discourage irregular entries by opening up legal and safe routes to the EU, MEPs said on Thursday.
The European Commission is today presenting proposals to complete the reform of the Common European Asylum System in order to move towards a fully efficient, fair and humane asylum policy – one which can function effectively both in times of normal and in times of high migratory pressure.
The European Commission has today set out plans for a new results-oriented Partnership Framework to mobilise and focus EU action and resources in our external work on managing migration.
New powers for Europol to fight terrorism and international crime were approved by MEPs during May's plenary session in Strasbourg. They also called for any reform of EU asylum rules to be based on solidarity among member states and warned that Turkey still has to fulfil a number of conditions before its citizens can be granted visa-free travel to the EU.