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visa digitalisation
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Every three years, the Commission assesses the need for revising the visa fees and according to the Visa Code can increase them based on a list of “objective criteria”. This includes Euro area annual inflation rate and the average salary of a civil servant in EU countries. 

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The visual features a phrase: "Implementation Plan for the Pact on Migration and Asylum", in the middle. Around the text, different colourful "bubbles" feature images that symbolise diferrent policy areas.
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On 12 June, the Commission adopted a Common Implementation Plan for the Pact on Migration and Asylum, setting out key actions required to translate the new migration rules into practice. EU countries will need to revise their national asylum law according to the obligations stemming from the Pact.

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Refugees Ukraine fleeing 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.

EU Anti trafficking day

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.

Refugees from Ukraine during their registration process for temporary protection in Brussels

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.

Task force migration management

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

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.