Justice and Home Affairs Council, 9-10 June 2016

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Publication Date June 2016
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A meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 9 and 10 June 2016. The agenda includes the following items:

  • Adoption of general approach concerning a proposed Directive on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons;
  • Endorsement of roadmap aimed at enhancing information exchange and information management, including interoperability solution in the JHA area;
  • Discussion on the situation concerning migration in the Central Mediterranean region and on the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement;
  • Debate on visa policy, in the light of proposals from the European Commission on visa liberalisation;
  • Adoption of Decision establishing enhanced cooperation relating to rules applicable to property regimes for married couples or registered partners in cross-border situations;
  • Adoption of two sets of conclusions relating to measures and a timeline for further action to improve cooperation in the fight against criminal activities in cyberspace;
  • Information on state of play of discussions regarding a European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO).
Source Link http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/jha/2016/06/9-10/
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EUObserver, 08.06.16: Germany blocks Georgia's EU visa bid https://euobserver.com/foreign/133754
EurActiv, 09.06.16: EU ministers turn wary eye on migration from North Africa http://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/eu-ministers-turn-wary-eye-on-migration-from-north-africa/
EUObserver, 09.06.16: Five EU states push for Georgia visa waiver https://euobserver.com/foreign/133768
EUObserver, 11.06.16: EU visa brake becomes top priority https://euobserver.com/migration/133790

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European Commission: Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos following the afternoon session of the Justice and Home Affairs Council, 10 June 2016 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-16-2180_en.htm

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