Today, the Commission presented updated guidelines for EU countries on visa procedures and border controls for Russian citizens at the EU's external borders. Based on the guidelines, EU countries should practice greater security scrutiny when issuing visas to Russians and heightened border controls.
To fund its priorities in the areas of migration, borders and visa, security during the 2021-2027 period, the European Union has foreseen approximately 11.3 EUR billion for funding multi-annual Member State programmes through the AMIF, BMVI and ISF funds.
The European Commission and the Ministry of the Interior of Montenegro have signed Administrative Arrangement to collaborate in the European Migration Network, thus making Montenegro an observer country in the network.
Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, DG HOME has been at the forefront of helping people fleeing the war.
A webpage presenting key information for people feeling the war in Ukraine about their rights in the EU: crossing the border, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for asylum, as well as the rights of travel inside the EU.
Protecting our societies from organised crime, including tackling trafficking in human beings, is a priority for the EU. Trafficking in human beings is a highly profitable crime that brings enormous profit to criminals while incurring a tremendous cost to society.
The EU can offer temporary protection to displaced persons from non-EU countries who are unable to return to their country of origin. Such protection is given as an exceptional measure to help EU countries alleviate pressure on their asylum systems.
The Task Force Migration Management works with the Greek authorities and EU agencies to improve conditions for migrants arriving to Greece, including the building of new migrant reception centres.
Ylva Johansson, serves as the Commissioner for Home Affairs (2019-2024). Devoted to improving conditions for migrants in Europe, and contributing to a stronger and safer EU, read about her work on her blog.