Today we are also seeing a concrete example of how the strengthened European Border and Coast Guard Agency can provide increased support to our neighbouring countries.
An effective and genuine Security Union is about ensuring that national authorities and EU Agencies can cooperate seamlessly by connecting the dots between our migration, border and security information systems. Today, we are putting in place a critical pillar of this project, giving border guards and police officers the right tools to protect European citizens
The EU Drugs Agency has become a genuine European hub of excellence on the increasingly transnational challenge of drug use and abuse, helping us make more informed and more effective policies at both national and EU level to counter the threats and harms associated with it.
I am happy to be back in Malta, this warm and welcoming, European nation. I would like to thank President Vella, Prime Minister Muscat, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abela, Minister of Home Affairs Farrugia, and Minister of European Affairs Dalli for their hospitality.