Commissioner Avramopoulos in Washington for EU–U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting
08/11/2018 - 15:52
Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos will be in Washington D.C. on Thursday and Friday to participate in the EU–U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting.
The Commissioner will represent the EU together with the Austrian Federal Minister of the Interior Herbert Kickl and Federal Minister of Justice Josef Moser on behalf of the Austrian Presidency, who will be also joined by the Romanian Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Daniela and Minister of Justice Tudorel Toader from the incoming Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The U.S. will be represented by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The meeting will focus on EU–U.S. cooperation in the areas of: counterterrorism, in particular information sharing and terrorist content online; migration, including smuggling of migrants, border management and visa reciprocity; the resilience of electoral systems; cyberspace, including cross-border access to electronic evidence; and as well as cooperation on counter narcotics efforts. The EU–U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting is held twice a year to advance transatlantic cooperation in these areas, with the last such meeting taking place on 22 and 23 May 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.