News

6 Results Show : most relevant | most recent
    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · News articles
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    Informal JHA Council - Ministers of Justice discuss the protection of the EU's financial interests, the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the protection of rights of the child

    The informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers in Luxembourg continued on 10 July 2015 with a section devoted to justice. At the press conference held after the meeting, Luxembourg's Minister of Justice, Félix Braz, who chaired the meeting, summarised the work with his counterparts. The three items on the agenda were the proposed Directive on the protection of the EU's financial interests, (known as the 'PIF' Directive), the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the revision of the 'Brussels II bis' Regulation.

    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · News articles
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    Informal JHA Council – Ministers agree to the resettlement of 20,000 refugees in the EU, but delay their decision on the relocation of 40,000 asylum seekers until 20 July, announces Jean Asselborn

    The second part of the informal meeting of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) from the Member States of the European Union (EU), which was held in Luxembourg on 9 July 2015, allowed Ministers to address migration issues and, in particular, the resettlement and relocation of 60,000 refugees and asylum seekers in the Member States. Ministers also discussed the wider Agenda on Migration set out by the European Commission, as well as the fight against migrant smuggling.

    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · News articles
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    António Guterres urges Europe to give a

    António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR), has asked Europe to give a "robust response" to the refugee crisis. He called on the EU Member States to develop "effective mechanisms" for showing solidarity, and to fully assume their responsibilities. He delivered his statement at a press conference in Luxembourg ahead of the first day of the informal meeting of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA), who had gathered primarily to discuss the issues of immigration and the distribution of refugees.

    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · News articles
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    Informal JHA Council – If internal security remains the responsibility of the Member States,

    The informal meeting of the Ministers for Justice and Home Affairs (JHA), which was held in Luxembourg on July 9, dealt with matters related to internal security, namely the fight against terrorism, cyberterrorism and cybersecurity. During the press conference that followed the meeting, the Luxembourg Minister of Internal Security, Etienne Schneider, who chaired the meeting, also listed the Presidency's security priorities. He is convinced that if internal security remains the responsibility of the Member States, "the European Union is able to bring added value to the matter".

    • Informal Ministerial Meeting · Press releases
    • Justice and Home Affairs
    Informal Meeting of EU Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) in Luxembourg

    The Minister for Immigration and Asylum, Jean Asselborn, chaired the informal meeting of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) on 9 July 2015, which dealt with matters relating to migration.The focus of discussion included the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, the fight against human trafficking and the control and management of migratory flows. The discussions also addressed issues related to the relocation and resettlement of people to be protected in European countries.

  • Updated 15-07-2015