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European Border and Coast Guard Agency reinforced

Frontex

4.12.2019 – Today, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency’s reinforced mandate enters into force, giving it the operational capacity and powers needed to effectively support the 115,000 Member States’ officers on the ground. Starting from January 2021, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency will be equipped with its own standing corps of border [...]

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Croatia not in Schengen as yet

Croatia border

22.10.2019 – The Commission is today reporting on Croatia’s progress in meeting the necessary conditions to join the Schengen area. The European Commission considers that, based on the results of the Schengen evaluation process initiated in 2016, Croatia has taken the measures needed to ensure that the necessary conditions for the full application of the [...]

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European arrest warrant

arrest warrant

18.9.2019-Today, the European Commission releases key statistics on the European arrest warrant. With 16,636 warrants issued in 2016 and 17,491 in 2017, the European arrest warrant is the most used EU instrument of judicial cooperation in criminal matters since its launch in 2004. In total, in 2017, over 7,000 people suspected of serious crime and [...]

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EU and Western Balkans strengthen cooperation on security

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5.10.2018 – Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos participated in the EU-Western Balkans Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Forum in Tirana, Albania, where he reaffirmed strong cooperation between the EU and Western Balkan partners on border management, counter-terrorism and organised crime. An important milestone was reached on border management with Albania [...]

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Slovenia passes amendments to close border in case of migrant crisis

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Slovenia passes amendments to close border in case of migrant crisis on 27 January 2017. The amendments to the law on foreigners were supported by 47 parliament members , with 18 voting against them. The approved measures will allow to curb the flow of migrants into Slovenia by sealing the borders to most illegal migrants [...]

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Temporary control at the borders

SLO border control

Last night the 16 September, the European Commission received a notification from the Slovenian authorities informing about their intention to temporarily reintroduce controls at its border with the Republic of Hungary, as of today for an initial period of 10 days. The temporary reintroduction of border controls between Member States is an exceptional possibility explicitly [...]

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