The Commission has presented an EU Action Plan on the Western Balkans ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 6 December 2022 and the Justice and Home Affairs Council on 8 December.
On the 1st of December, the European Commission organized a CERIS for Strengthened Security Research and Innovation (SSRI) event in Brussels, on Innovation Uptake of the outcomes of EU-Funded Security Research projects.
In May 2022, the European Commission proposed a law that will make it mandatory for service providers to assess the risk of child sexual abuse on their platforms and, where necessary, to implement preventative measures.
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.