Technology plays a key role in fighting human trafficking: UNODC and the European Union calls for more use of technology to combat Trafficking in Persons.
As global reports of child abuse rapidly increase, more than 70 child rights organisations have signed an open letter supporting the EU’s proposed law to protect children from sexual abuse. The letter called the law ‘timely and historic, not just for Europe but for the world.’
On 13 July 2022, the European Commission releases two new Eurobarometer surveys showing the public’s opinion on corruption: Special Eurobarometer on Corruption capturing citizens’ perceptions and experiences and a Flash Eurobarometer on businesses’ attitudes towards corruption in the EU.
The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are launching an open call for organisations interested in participating in the 7th meeting of the European Migration Forum, which will take place in-person on 20-21 October 2022.
On 06 July 2022, the “Safe Homes” initiative was presented by Ylva Johansson, the Commissioner for Home Affairs. It centres around new guidance recommendations developed by the Solidarity Platform advising EU countries how to provide safe and suitable accommodation for people fleeing the war.
After several rounds of discussion, on 28 June, the European Council and the European Parliament reached political agreement on the Directive on the resilience of critical entities (CER Directive).
Today, around 5% of the EU’s total population are third country nationals. As people in and outside Europe move for work, family and other reasons, migration is an integral part of Europe’s society.
The Justice and Home Affairs Council took place yesterday and today in Luxembourg. EU home affairs ministers together with Vice-President Schinas, Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson discussed several topics related to EU security and migration
Today the Regulation on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online becomes applicable. From now on, internet companies in the EU have to take swift measures to prevent the misuse of their services for dissemination of terrorist content.
Figures published by the European Commission show that the consulates of the Member States and Schengen Associated Countries received around 3 million applications for short-stay visas in 2021, the same number as in 2020 but considerably lower than in 2019 (17 million).