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A year after NEW
Cecilia Malmström 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
One year ago, I visited Lampedusa together with Italy’s Prime Minister Letta, Interior Minister Alfano and Commission President Barroso. We were standing in front of rows of coffins containing the bodies of the victims of the Lampedusa shi...
Hearings in the Parliament NEW
Cecilia Malmström 5 Months, 14 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Yesterday, the committee on International Trade in the European Parliament held the hearing of commissioner Malmström. Today, they confirmed her nomination to become commissioner for Trade. Her opening remarks are available here. If you are inte...
Nominated as Commissioner for trade NEW
Cecilia Malmström 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
I am very honoured and proud to have been nominated to be responsible for trade issues in the new European Commission. Trade is a vital part of Europe’s economic recovery, and a cornerstone of our prosperity. Prosperity is built by people and n...
Malmström nominated for second term NEW
Cecilia Malmström 7 Months, 1 Day, 38 Minutes ago
“Happy and honoured to have been nominated as Commissioner for a second term”, commissioner Cecilia Malmström writes on twitter this morning as a comment to the Swedish government decision to nominate her as EU commissioner for anoth...
New guidelines NEW
Cecilia Malmström 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 16 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
I just came back from Milan, Italy, where the first informal JAI Council meeting during the Italian Presidency was held. In the Justice and Home Affairs area we have been working intensively the last five years to implement the Stockholm agenda. We h...
Future challenges in Home Affairs NEW
Cecilia Malmström 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Minutes ago
The European Council’s guidelines on the future on freedom, security and justice will be adopted in June. This will be done during a time when the EU-scepticism is loud and we are seeing indications on growing nationalism, intolerance and xenop...
Rule of law NEW
Cecilia Malmström 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Spring has now definitely come to Brussels. The cherry-trees have bloomed for some time, and more flowers and leaves come every day. The sun is shining and the terraces of the cafés are filled up. The elections to the European Parliament are g...
A European future for Ukraine NEW
Cecilia Malmström 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The world has watched the actions of Russia against Ukraine in the past days with growing anger and incredulousness. It is a flagrant breach of international law and a policy of aggression that we have not seen the like of since the Cold War. Co...
Seasonal workers vote NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Many persons come to Europe, not fleeing war and persecution. Poverty exists close to the borders of Europe and many people seek employment and a future in other countries – for example in the EU. Today there are very few possibilities to legal...
Situation in Russia NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Once a year, the EU presidency and I meet with the Russian ministers of interior and justice for talks and deliberations on issues of mutual interest. These issues include cooperation against organized crime, especially trafficking in drugs and human...
A New Year, A New Presidency NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
It is a new year and it is time for a new Presidency of the Council of the European Union. And as we do every 6 months, the entire College of Commissioners travels to the new Presidency-country for deliberations and to participate in the formal openi...
Annual review part 3 – Security NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 4 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The abolishment of internal border controls within the EU is a very good thing for us citizens, as we can now move freely between the countries. It has also meant a lot for the economy, and for trade. However, it has also meant that we have had to wo...
Annual review part II – Mobility NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, 25th plenary meeting of the General Assembly. UN photo: Ryan Brown One of the cornerstones of the EU – the free movement – has been questioned during the year. This is a righ...
Annual review part I Asylum NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Kids in Refugee camp. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam Christmas is fast approaching and also hopefully the time to relax with loved ones. It is also high season for reflection and annual reviews. One year passes by quickly, but is still a long time when...
Ministerial meeting in Washington NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Meeting w Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States (May 2013) Twice a year my colleague Viviane Reding and I meet our US-counterparts, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Acting Secretary for Homeland Security, Rand Beers (the new Minister...
Crimes against the foundation of society NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Hate crime speech Violence motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance or homo/transphobia – what we call hate crimes, are not just terrible offences against the individual, but also against our democracy. Violence and hate crimes ar...
Protection of homosexual asylum applicants NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Yesterday, the European Court of Justice came out with a positive and clarifying judgement, concluding that homosexuals can constitute a “particular social group” and thereby qualify for asylum in a EU Member State. The case concerned thr...
What should the EU do in the areas of migration and security? NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Keyboard crime scene. Photo: European Parliament During the Swedish EU-Presidency in 2009, the Union adopted a five-year working plan: the Stockholm Programme. This has been the basis of the work performed by my colleague Viviane Reding and me during...
More legal ways of entering the EU NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 4 Months, 1 Hour, 8 Minutes ago
Photo: cherry picking Chucknado CC Employers in the EU are increasingly dependent on hiring workers from outside the Union, for example within the sectors of agriculture, gardening and tourism, as fewer and fewer EU-citizens are available for this ty...
280 coffins NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 21 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
By the coffins in Lampedusa. Photo: European Commission Today, I visited Lampedusa together with Italy’s Prime Minister Letta, Interior Minister Alfano and Commission President Barroso. I spoke to Minister Alfano on Thursday morning, right afte...