Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by phone with the European Commission’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson.
On December 11, 2019, the U.S.-EU Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C. The United States of America was represented by Attorney General William Barr and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf. The Ministerial - which is held twice a year - aims to oversee transatlantic cooperation in the area of Justice and Home affairs and address common security threats.
On June 19, 2019, the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted the E.U.-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting provided an opportunity for both sides to take stock of their long-standing cooperation in this area and to reaffirm their partnership in addressing common security threats.
On 9 November 2018, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington DC. The United States of America hosted the meeting and was represented by the U.S. Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary for Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.
On 22 and 23 May 2018, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs was hosted by the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council in Sofia, Bulgaria. The meeting reaffirmed the long-standing, fruitful cooperation between the United States of America and the European Union in the areas of justice and home affairs, as well as the importance of jointly addressing common security threats.
Today, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, hosted a delegation from the United States in Brussels, led by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, to discuss issues related to aviation security and safety.
Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded a four-day trip to Germany and the United Kingdom, where he engaged with international partners on a range of homeland security issues, met with DHS employees, and participated in a panel discussion at the Aspen Global Security Forum.
The Directive will allow EU Member States to collect and analyze Passenger Name Records. This will help law enforcement prevent criminals and terrorists from boarding planes, and will improve Europe’s ability to prevent attacks against aviation targets.