Tag: Frans Timmermans

#COR – Task Force puts local and regional governments at heart of EU law-making

#COR – Task Force puts local and regional governments at heart of EU law-making

| July 12, 2018

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has welcomed a wide-ranging set of recommendations that would give local and regional authorities a greater say, alongside national authorities, on the preparation, adoption and implementation of EU policies, noting that the ideas would benefit citizens, increase EU efficiency and improve politics. The CoR said that proposals developed […]

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Europe – the continent of solidarity: Joint statement on the occasion of #InternationalMigrantDay

Europe – the continent of solidarity: Joint statement on the occasion of #InternationalMigrantDay

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of International Migrant Day on 18 December, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian […]

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#PNR: Positive reactions over Parliament’s approval of Passenger Name Records

#PNR: Positive reactions over Parliament’s approval of Passenger Name Records

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 14 April the European Parliament voted in favour of the Passenger Name Records (PNR), a reform judged by many MEPs over different parties as a necessity to ensure more security to European citizens. However, concerns remain over privacy of citizens. Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos issued […]

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#Asylum: Commission presents options for reforming the Common European Asylum System and developing safe and legal pathways to Europe

#Asylum: Commission presents options for reforming the Common European Asylum System and developing safe and legal pathways to Europe

Today (6 April), the European Commission is launching the process for a reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), presenting: options for a fair and sustainable system for allocating asylum applicants among member states; a further harmonization of asylum procedures and standards to create a level playing field across Europe and thereby reduce pull […]

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#Schengen: Commission proposes road map for restoring fully functioning Schengen system

#Schengen: Commission proposes road map for restoring fully functioning Schengen system

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Commission today (4 March) presented a detailed road map of the concrete steps needed to return order to the management of the EU’s external and internal borders. The creation of the Schengen area without internal borders has brought important benefits to European citizens and business alike, yet in recent months the system has been […]

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#RefugeeCrisis Implementing the European Agenda on Migration: Commission reports on progress in Greece, Italy and the Western Balkans

#RefugeeCrisis Implementing the European Agenda on Migration: Commission reports on progress in Greece, Italy and the Western Balkans

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

In view of next week’s European Council, the Commission is reporting on the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda for Migration and highlighting key areas where immediate action is needed to restore control. The most severe refugee crisis since the Second World War, with over 60 million refugees or internally displaced people […]

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#RefugeeCrisis Commission reports on implementation of EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan

#RefugeeCrisis Commission reports on implementation of EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 29 November 2015, at the EU-Turkey summit, Turkey and the EU activated the Joint Action Plan aimed at stepping up cooperation for the support of Syrian refugees under temporary protection and their host communities in Turkey and to strengthen cooperation to prevent irregular migration flows to the EU. The European Commission is publishing a […]

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