Tag Archives: HOMEAFF

Combating sexual abuse of children online: a Global Alliance for greater results

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Global Alliance against child sexual abuse online is a joint initiative primarily from the EU and the US reaching out to third countries. The Global Alliance builds upon the successful work of the EU-US Working Group … Read the full press release

Report: How to prevent crime across Europe

Brussels, 4-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Taking knives off our streets, addressing cyber-bullying or fostering early detection of addictions – these are among the innovative crime prevention initiatives taking place across the EU as part of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN). In … Read the full press release

The European Crime Prevention network (EUCPN)

Brussels, 3-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) was set up on 28 May 2001 and then re-established on 30 November 2009 by a Council Decision. The EUCPN is supported by the EU through a grant from the ISEC programme … Read the full press release

Visa-free travel: Progress, but hurdles remain

Brussels, 27-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  How well are countries outside the EU living up to their commitments when it comes to offering visa-free travel to EU citizens? Today, the European Commission adopted its seventh report about breaches of the principle of … Read the full press release

Second Commission report on the state of the Schengen area

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Schengen area of free movement allows more than 400 million EU citizens from 26 European countries and an increasing number of non-EU citizens, to travel without internal border controls. Today the Commission adopted its second Schengen ‘health check’, a biannual … Read the full press release

Commission takes Belgium to Court for failing to issue biometric passports with fingerprints

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — More than three years after the deadline was set for issuing biometric passports with fingerprints, Belgium still fails to comply with this requirement.As a result, the Commission has today referred the country to the Court of Justice of the EU, requesting Belgium to speed-up the … Read the full press release

November infringements package: main decisions

Brussels, 22-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — November infringements package: main decisions In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors … Read the full press release

Fight against arms trafficking: Where do we stand?

Cecilia Malmström — EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Conference – “Fight against illicit trafficking in firearms. Where do we stand” Brussels, 21-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I am delighted to welcome you all to our conference on the fight against illicit trafficking in firearms, in … Read the full press release

The state of the drugs problem in Europe

Cecilia Malmström — EU Commissioner for Home Affairs  Launch of the annual report 2012 European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) 20-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Let me congratulate the EMCDDA on its 17th Annual report on the state of the drugs … Read the full press release

Commission proposes visa-free travel to citizens of 16 Island Nations

Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Citizens from 16 Island Nations will soon be able to travel to the Schengen area without needing a visa. This will open up to opportunities and advantages both for the EU and the nationals of these … Read the full press release

A visa policy to spur economic growth in the EU

Improving visa procedures Brussels, 8-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The border-free Schengen Area cannot function efficiently without a common visa policy which facilitates the entry of legitimate visitors into the EU, while strengthening internal security. The EU has set up a common visa policy … Read the full press release

EU Anti-Trafficking Day: working together to eradicate trafficking in human beings

Brussels, 22-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — On the occasion of the Sixth EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October, the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, will participate and deliver a speech in a conference aiming to shape future actions and ensure that … Read the full press release