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Schengen States receive 15.2 million applications for short-stay visas in 2016

Statistics published by the European Commission show that 15.2 million applications for short-stay visas were...


Foreign Ministers of the Visegrad Group and the Eastern Partnership countries discuss the future of the Eastern Partnership

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Eastern Partnership (EaP)...


Systematic checks of EU citizens crossing external Schengen borders mandatory as of 7 April 2017

As of 7 April 2017, EU Member States are obliged to carry out systematic checks...


EU grants Georgians visa-free travel

From 28 March 2017, Georgians who hold a biometric passport can travel to Schengen countries...


Migration crisis: ways to improve the funding of emergency situations

“It is the political and moral responsibility of all European countries to contribute financially to...


Frontex holds conference of heads of international airports

On 7 March 2017, Berndt Koerner, the Deputy Executive Director of Frontex opened the 9th...


European Commission presents new measures for an efficient and credible EU return policy

After the Malta Summit of 3 February 2017 highlighted the need for a review of...


Frontex publishes Risk Analysis for 2017

In 2016, migration pressure at Europe’s external borders remained high with the detection of over...


EU needs Turkish-style migration deal with Libya, says Maltese PM

The European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of...


EU identifies 20 key deliverables for 2020 for the Eastern Partnership

The last EaP Foreign Affairs Ministerial in May 2016 confirmed the shared view by both...

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