The aim of the fact-finding mission was to provide recent and additional information on Romania’s and Bulgaria’s implementation of visa policy, data protection and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
A recent report from an online service provider led to the arrest of 46 child predators in New Zealand and the identification of over 100 suspects across the EU. As a result, more than 140 children around the world were saved from sexual abuse.
The Commission presented an EU Action Plan on the Central Mediterranean in advance of the Extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council of 25 November 2022. The Commission has proposed measures to address the immediate challenges along the Central Mediterranean migratory route.
The Commission has called upon the Council to take the necessary decisions without any further delay to allow Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia to fully participate in the Schengen area.
On 15 November 2022, the European Commission held a CERIS event in Brussels in which participants discussed how to develop an EU-wide critical secure communication system for law enforcement, emergency and rescue services.
The European Commission and the State Migration Service of Armenia signed an Administrative Arrangement to collaborate in the European Migration Network, thus making Armenia an Observer Country in the network.
The European Union (EU) is working on measures to prevent and combat child sexual abuse. On 3 August 2024, the EU law that allows service providers to continue voluntary detection, reporting and removal of online child sexual abuse material will expire.
On 14 September 2022, the 14th Experience-sharing Workshop in the Fight against Corruption took place in Brussels. The Commission regularly organises experience-sharing workshops to exchange knowledge and best practices how to fight corruption.
On 5 October 2022, DG HOME awarded the Security Innovation Award 2022. This award highlights the importance of EU-funded research in the field of Civil Security, and rewards great examples of Security Research Uptake.
Between 27 and 29 September, experts on explosives from the EU and the United States met to exchange best practice and share information.