Many migrants drowned in the recent tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea. The frequency of such tragic events points to the urgent need for Member States and the European Union to work together to safeguard the lives and rights of migrants.
On 9 May, FRA gave a keynote speech on migrant integration policy and legislation from a fundamental rights perspective during a conference in Vienna entitled ‘Residence and citizenship for sale in the EU?
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.