Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (HOME)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General is responsible for EU policies in matters regarding security, migration, border security and anti-terrorism measures.

The main tasks of this DG are:

  • internal security (combatting crime, anti-terrorism measures)
  • immigration and asylum policy (visa policy, Schengen area)
  • migration and borders (biometrics, repatriation)
  • cooperation with other countries and organisations in the field of security and migration
  • fostering European citizenship and European civic awareness

On January 1st 2015 DG Migration and Home Affairs was known as DG Home Affairs. Up until July 1st 2010 the tasks of this DG were part of DG justice, freedom and security i.

 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 480 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
30.09.2021  EU position with regard to the adoption of the UNHCR conclusion on international protection and durable solutions in the context of a public health emergency.
Decision com(2021)597
 
29.09.2021  Partial suspension of the application of the Agreement with Belarus on the facilitation of the issuance of visas.
Decision com(2021)612
 
12.08.2021  Application of the provisions of the Schengen acquis in the area of Schengen Information System in Cyprus.
Decision com(2021)472
 
20.07.2021  Amendment of Directive 2019/1153, as regards access of competent authorities to centralised bank account registries through the single access point.
Directive com(2021)429
 
15.07.2021  Suspension of certain provisions of Regulation 810/2009 with respect to Bangladesh.
Regulation com(2021)412
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 212 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
04.06.2021  Communication to the EP concerning the Council's position on amending Regulations for the purpose of reforming the Visa Information System and a Regulation as regards ...
Communication com(2021)303
 
17.03.2021  Digital green certificate for 3rd country residents (covid-19).
Regulation com(2021)140
 
12.01.2021  EU position in the International Civil Aviation Organization as regards Amendment 28 to Annex 9 Section D to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Decision com(2021)16
 
09.12.2020  Conclusion of the Agreement with Cabo Verde amending the Agreement with Cape Verde on facilitating the issue of short-stay visas to citizens of Cape Verde and of the EU.
Decision com(2020)709
 
09.12.2020  Signing of the Agreement with Cabo Verde amending the Agreement with Cape Verde on facilitating the issue of short-stay visas to citizens of Cape Verde and of the EU.
Decision com(2020)783
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 16 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
27.08.2021  EU position regarding the extension of the period during which DNA-profiles and fingerprints can be exchanged with the United Kingdom.
Decision com(2021)495
 
15.07.2021  Suspension of certain provisions of Regulation 810/2009 with respect to The Gambia.
Regulation com(2021)413
 
03.05.2021  Amendment of Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction.
Recommendation com(2021)232
 
25.01.2021  Temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, amending Council Recommendation 2020/912.
Recommendation com(2021)39
 
25.06.2020  Temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU.
Recommendation com(2020)287