Publication date 08.03.2018

Minister Joachim Brudziński at the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council

The Justice and Home Affairs Council held on Thursday, 8 March, focused on fight against terrorism, interoperability between EU information systems and challenges of migration. Poland was represented in Brussels by the Minister of the Interior and Administration Joachim Brudziński.

At the Council, home affairs ministers discussed strengthening cooperation with the Western Balkans in the area of security and migration. Poland backs this idea, especially as far as the fight against organised crime, terrorism or cybercrime is concerned.

Poland expressed its support for the EU’s actions as regards the interoperability between information systems. The regulations that are being prepared should have favourable effect on the exchange of information,  which will enhance the fight against crime, terrorism and illegal migration.

During their discussion, home affairs ministers reviewed current challenges of migration and set priorities for the future. Poland still expresses the position that the main challenge that the EU faces is regaining control over the inflow of migrants to Europe, which is still relatively high. Poland is of the opinion that the security of the external borders is essential to pursue an efficient migration policy. That is why Poland is taking part in tackling the migration crisis and is sending its officers to take part in the Frontex joint operations. 


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