News & Events

Jul
20

Overview of EU information sharing systems

The European Commission presented today – for the first time – an overview of existing EU instruments regulating the collection, storage or exchange of personal data for the purpose of law enforcement or migration management. The communication clarifies the main purposes of these instruments, their structure, the types of personal data they cover, the list of authorities that have access to such data and the provisions governing data protection and retention...

Jul
20

EU Counter-Terrorism policy: Main achievements and challenges

The European Commission adopted today a communication taking stock of the main tools in place under the EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy. The communication outlines achievements and foreseen upcoming challenges and initiatives, laying the foundation for a broader Internal Security Strategy, which is planned for this autumn....

Jul
13

Proposal for intra-corporate temporary transfer of non-EU skilled workers

The European Commission proposes a new directive with the aim of facilitating for multinational companies to temporarily transfer third-country national skilled workers from a company located outside the EU to branches or subsidiaries in EU Member States....

Jul
13

Proposal for common entry and residence conditions for third-country seasonal workers

The European Commission has today presented a proposal for a directive on seasonal employment. The proposal aims at establishing a common procedure for entry and residence in the EU and defines the rights of seasonal workers from third-countries....

Jul
01

The Commission has two new directorates-general

From July 1, 2010, Directorate-General Justice, Freedom and Security has become two directorates – Directorate-General for Justice and Directorate-General for Home Affairs. At the same time, two new Directors General took office, Ms Francoise Le Bail for the justice portfolio and Mr Stefano Manservisi for the home affairs one. DG JUSTICE consists of three directorates – Civil Justice, Criminal Justice and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. DG HOME is equally divided into three directorates – Internal Security, Immigration and Asylum and Migration and Borders. The two new directorates-general will continue to share a common Resource Directorate.