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European Commission: Stricter Border Controls in Schengen Zone to Be Lifted by November

On Tuesday, the European Commission called for stricter border controls in the Schengen area to be lifted by November so that the passport-free zone...

EU Migration Commissioner Says New European Border Guard Is Symbol of EU

EU Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos pointed to Thursday as a historic day for the European Union, he added that the new...

Europol’s Role Pivotal in a Changing, Evolving World of Crime

Europol's role in this security environment could not be more central, EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said in a message to Europol by for the...

European Commission Presents Proposals for Humane Asylum Policy

The European Commission presented proposals to complete the reform of the Common European Asylum System in order to move towards a fully efficient, fair and...

European Parliament Discusses Replacing FRONTEX with New Agency

The full revision of the EU border agency FRONTEX’s mandate and its renaming to European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) to allow for a...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Stresses Need to Turn Migration Into an Asset for the Economy

"The timely and effective integration of third countries is crucial for turning migration into an advantage for the economy and the cohesion of our...

Avramopoulos: All Border Controls for 5 EU Countries Must Be Extended

Internal border controls imposed by five Schengen-area countries will have to be extended by an additional six months as there are still some problems...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Inaugurates Regional Task Force’s Building in Catania

EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos inaugurated on Wednesday the new building of the EU Regional Task Force in Catania, Sicily. Avramopoulos...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Asks for Improvement of Revised Dublin Mechanism

It is time that the chaotic, illegal and dangerous migration flows are replaced with safe transit corridors, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and...

Commission Unveils Plans to Overhaul Asylum System and Migration Policy

  The European Commission announced a series of measures to change the bloc's asylum process and restructure the European Union's migration policies. In a joint press...