The meeting reaffirmed the long-standing, fruitful cooperation between the United States of America and the European Union in the areas of justice and home affairs, as well as the importance of jointly addressing common security threats.
Today we have had a constructive meeting on common challenges in the areas of external border control, irregular migration and security. Our discussions focussed on the priorities of the upcoming Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which will start on 1 July this year
The migration situation in the EU and its neighbourhood has continued to be relatively stable, but recent developments call for vigilance and continuous efforts and coordination from everyone.
The European Migration Network was created a decade ago when only those working in the field of migration knew how important it was to have a better understanding of the migration policies,
to have the facts and figures and to exchange information and best practices.
The 9th of May is not only a day when we celebrate the 68th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Today is a day that unites Europeans and reminds us all of the common roots that we share.
"The adoption of the NIS Directive two years ago was a turning point for the EU's efforts to step up its cybersecurity capacities. Thanks to this first EU cybersecurity law, Member States have strengthened their cooperation for a European cybersecurity policy and are coordinating efforts to build their response capacities.
J'ai eu l'honneur de prendre part à la Cinquième Conférence Ministérielle du Dialogue Euro-Africain sur la Migration et le Développement aujourd'hui ici à Marrakesh. Je remercie les autorités marocaines pour leur grande hospitalité et l’accueil de ce processus qui est né à Rabat.
Government representatives of 58 European and African countries are expected to attend the Conference. Discussions will focus on strengthening cooperation in the fields of migration and development, including the prevention of irregular migration and strengthening of legal pathways.
We have taken quick and decisive steps to stop illicit drugs from spreading across Europe – in 2017 we have proposed to ban 16 new psychoactive substances and put in place stronger EU-wide rules.
Today's agreement on the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is an important step towards building a safer and more secure Europe for our citizens. The Commission welcomes the efforts of the European Parliament and the Council to finalise this priority file, as agreed in the Joint Declaration of Legislative Priorities for 2018-2019.
Μέσα από αυτά τα ζητήματα, είτε πρόκειται για τη μετανάστευση είτε για την ασφάλεια, διακυβεύεται κάτι πολύ σημαντικό παγκοσμίως: η δημοκρατία και οι δημοκρατικές μας αξίες, λόγω της ανόδου του εθνικισμού και του λαϊκισμού. Αυτές οι δυνάμεις έχουν επενδύσει πολλά στη ρητορική κατά των μεταναστών, προκαλώντας ανασφάλεια μεταξύ των πολιτών.
Managing migration better is a top priority for the European Commission and it is also a top priority for Germany. Over the past three years, we have built - with Germany and with all other EU Member States – a truly European approach on migration.
The threats to our security in Europe but also globally are not waning. Terrorists and criminals are quick in changing strategies and using new tools to try and harm us – but today we show that we are quicker, smarter and more resilient.