The EU is seeking to develop an effective, humane and secure European migration policy. At this meeting, home affairs ministers discussed proposals for the new Migration and Asylum Package that was presented by the European Commission on 23 September. The current situation and initiatives on cooperation with non-EU countries on migration issues were also on the agenda - with a particular focus on the situation in North Africa and the western Balkans.

The Migration and Asylum Package

European Police Partnership

Effective cooperation between member states and improvements in the expertise of local police is crucial for the prevention of cross-border criminality and to combat terrorism in the EU. For this reason, home affairs ministers also discussed the development of a new strategic European Police Partnership, which aims to strengthen cross-border cooperation between police within the European Union.