Our cooperation is key and meetings, like the one today, contribute to reinforce our partnership, our unity and the confidence in each other. Europe and Africa are facing the same challenges. Together we can be stronger.
The United States and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to jointly address common challenges in the areas of justice and home affairs and praised the excellent level of exchanges and operational cooperation, for the benefit of the security of citizens on both sides of the Atlantic.
From today onwards, the eu-LISA Agency will be transformed into an even stronger nerve centre of all our information systems for borders, migration and security.
S'agissant des questions migratoires, le Ministre et le Commissaire ont réaffirmé la nécessité de poursuivre une approche européenne globale et coordonnée, juste et ferme afin de répondre aux défis migratoires actuels, en agissant tant sur le plan international par le renforcement de la coopération avec les pays d'origine et de transit des migrants en dehors de l'Union Européenne que sur le plan interne au sein de l'Union Européenne.
Some believed in the beginning that it would be the economic crisis to cause this. Finally, it is migration and security that are the main challenging issues. Both issues have fueled the rise of nationalism and populism - which is the biggest challenge of all
Dating back to the beginning of the World Union of Olympic Cities, my aim was very specific: to bring cities from all over the world closer to each other, allowing for better exchange of experiences of organising Olympic Games, and creating sustainable legacies for cities, for nations and for the whole world – interpreting authentically the essence of the Olympic Games.
At the core, the Schengen Information System is about one thing: trust. The trust to share sensitive information with EU partners.The trust to follow up on alerts shared by EU partners. The trust to rely on the Schengen Information System, when the security of our citizens is at stake.
In only a few months, the elections for the European Parliament will take place. These will shape the future of the EU in the coming years. It is imperative that we work together to support the integrity and effective conduct of these elections as well as all of those held at national and local level within the European Union.
As you know this September the Commission has proposed, first of all, the reinforcement of the European Border and Coastguard (EBCG) in order to better manage our common European borders. The second, has to do with a more effective returns policy. Of course the very important issue is the so-called new Dublin because we will be in need in for the decades to come of a common European Asylum System.
It is a pleasure to be with you here today; for this 4th High Level Conference of the Radicalisation Awareness Network. I would like to thank the RAN for bringing us all together here, in the presence of Ministers, policy-makers, practitioners, and experts from across Europe.
First, by eliminating from the web the terrorist content which inspires people to violent extremism, glorifies atrocities or gives advice how to attack us. This is why we have proposed legislation to detect and remove terrorist content online within one hour, and to establish a clear and harmonised legal framework across the EU to prevent the misuse of the internet.
The security of our citizens is and should remain a priority for the EU every single day. Strengthening our external borders, improving information exchange and making all our data systems interoperable and protecting our citizens online as well as on the ground - there is no time to waste.
This year's G6 meeting was very important and very constructive. There were the big countries of the European Union with the participation of the United States, and Morocco this time. We discussed, and we decided to enhance even more our cooperation in the future in order to address these global and challenging issues: migration and security.