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The Commission examines the functioning of the local border traffic regime

On 9 February, the European Commission adopted a second report assessing the application of rules on local border traffic at the external land borders of the Member States...


An EU approach for the use of passenger data (PNR) for law enforcement purposes

On 2 February, the European Commission adopted its proposal for a Directive on the use of Passenger Name Record data in the EU (EU PNR). PNR are recorded in electronic systems by airlines and travel agents when passengers make bookings. The aim of the Directive ...


Finalization of readmission negotiations with Turkey

Following the meeting between the chief negotiators of the European Commission and Turkey, held on 14 January 2011 in Ankara, the final adjustments to the draft EU Readmission Agreement with Turkey were agreed and the negotiation has now come to its end...


An Action Plan on Visa Liberalisation for the Republic of Moldova

On 24 January, Commissioner Cecilia Malmström presented the Action Plan on visa liberalisation to the Prime Minister of the Moldovan Republic, Vlad Filat. The Action Plan is a document that sets out all technical conditions to be met by the Republic of Moldova before the possible...


New website to help fight human trafficking

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström launched today a new website dedicated to the fight against trafficking in human beings. The launch took place during a joint press conference with the newly appointed Anti Trafficking Coordinator Myria Vassiliadou...