The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union convenes an extraordinary "Justice and Home Affairs" Council on 14 September 2015 in Brussels.
The situation of migration phenomena outside and inside the European Union has recently taken unprecedented proportions. In order to assess the situation on the ground, the political actions underway and to discuss the next steps in order to strengthen the European response, the Luxembourg Minister for Immigration and Asylum Jean Asselborn decided to convene an extraordinary JHA Council.
After a presentation of migration flows by the European agencies Frontex and EASO (European Asylum Support Office), the meeting should discuss the programming of future work, in particular the return policy, international cooperation, and investigation and measures to prevent trafficking of migrants.
The Minister for Immigration and Asylum Jean Asselborn will continue his visits and contacts on the ground and he will prepare the meeting of 14 September in close consultation with his counterparts and institutional actors.
Released by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union