On 9-12 February the European Police College (CEPOL) organised a training at its offices in Budapest for coast and border guards, smuggling related criminal investigation officers, and asylum services staff.
Malta will become President of the Council of the EU from 1 January to 30 June 2017. In preparation for the Presidency, FRA held a round-table discussion on 3 February in Valletta with representatives of the Maltese Government to explore how FRA could assist the forthcoming Presidency.
The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty engaged in a series of productive high-level meetings in Strasbourg from 2 to 3 February where he reaffirmed FRA’s continued commitment to protecting and promoting human rights: “We must never forget that whatever action we take on migration or any other issue, human rights must be at the forefront. Our commitment to human rights is sacred, and it is non-negotiable.”
The handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration published together by FRA and the European Court of Human Rights is now available also in Danish, Finnish, Dutch as well as Turkish.