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Cecilia Malmström

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Future challenges in Home Affairs NEW
Cecilia Malmström 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 26 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 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 30 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 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 33 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 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 44 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 3 Months, 16 Hours, 31 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 3 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 21 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 3 Months, 1 Week, 15 Hours, 28 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 4 Months, 5 Hours, 49 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 4 Months, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 29 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 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 9 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 5 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 28 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 5 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 39 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 5 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 26 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 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 32 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 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 50 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...
European Refugee Relocation NEW
Cecilia Malmström 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Refugees arrive in Travnik, central Bosnia, during the war, 1993. Phto by Mikhail Evstafiev CC The first Relocation Forum took place in Brussels on the 25 September organised by the European Commission. Among the participants were Member States, Asso...
Pride threatened in Belgrade NEW
Cecilia Malmström 7 Months, 4 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
photo: Tatiana Sapateiro cc Belgrade Pride begins this Friday, 20 September, with a Pride March planned for Saturday the 28th. Unfortunately, I am not able to participate in the march to show my support for the Serbian LGBT movement, due to other com...
Efforts for Roma NEW
Cecilia Malmström 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Amnesty poster Between 10 and 12 million Roma live in Europe. They are often subject to discrimination and social rejection, they live in deep poverty and lack access to health care and decent living conditions. Reports on violence and abuse are unfo...
A Common European Asylum System is here NEW
Cecilia Malmström 10 Months, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Somali refugees en route through Kenya, 2009. Photo: B.Heger/UNHCR The EU will have a common European asylum system by the fall of 2015! We are now putting years of hard negotiations behind us after today’s positive vote by the European Parliam...
Improvement of the Schengen cooperation NEW
Cecilia Malmström 10 Months, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Closed border controle (Flickr CC Matt McNally) The Schengen cooperation is an incredibly important part of the fundamental idea behind the EU – the free movement and our economy. It gives the possibility to 420 million people within the area t...