A Security Union which not only protects our citizens at home, but also gives Europe a strong voice on the global stage, as a formidable actor at all international security fora.
The developments in the last few days have reminded us once again that the threat of extremist violence and terrorism is polymorphous, and unabating. Following the attack in Christchurch, I spoke to the New Zealand Minister on Monday and expressed our solidarity, offering any support they may need from the EU and Europol.
In a constantly evolving drugs market, reducing drug use and demand as well as drug supply requires an adequate and effective response through coordinated actions at international level. The international community needs to strengthen its action, reinforce cooperation and accelerate the implementation of our joint commitments to address and counter the world drug problem.
With the new Visa Information System, we will remove blind spots in our systems and give visa authorities and border guards the information they need to do their job properly. We cannot allow criminals and potential terrorists to enter Europe undetected!