While the European Union has achieved a great deal in the area of fundamental rights, the violations that take place demonstrate the fact that there is still much to be done, FRA Director Morten Kjaerum said at an international conference entitled What Europe stands for. Growth, jobs and rights: will the European Union rise to the occasion? on 14 March 2014 in Rome.
In recent times, law enforcement authorities increasingly use Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to combat serious crime and terrorism. The information is collected by air carriers for commercial and operational purposes in providing air transportation services.
FRA took part in a workshop on “Right to Justice: Quality Legal Assistance for Unaccompanied Children”, organised by the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), which took place on 4 March in Brussels.
Members of the Frontex Consultative Forum met in Warsaw on 5-6 February to discuss their first annual report with key findings, recommendations and the impact their work had over the past year on Frontex activities.
On 14-15 January FRA attended an informal meeting in Athens of the EU Council’s Strategic Committee on Immigration, Frontiers and Asylum, where border management and integration of migrants were discussed.