One of the fundamental objectives of the European Union is to offer its citizens an area of freedom, security, and justice without internal borders. The EU is active in a full range of policy areas to fight terrorism; tackle organized crime; manage migration; establish a common asylum area; develop supportive measures on integration to maximize the positive impact of migrants in the EU; and further develop an integrated management of the external borders and a common visa policy to guarantee the free movement of people within the EU.
The European Union supports effective cooperation among the national law enforcement and judicial authorities of its Member States through agencies like Europol and Eurojust.
Europol—the EU’s law enforcement agency that handles criminal intelligence—plays a key role… Read more
The 19-year-old Schengen area is one of the EU’s most tangible, popular, and successful achievements. Cooperation among the 26 Schengen nations makes it possible for hundreds of millions of EU citizens, as well as many non-EU nationals, business people, and tourists who are in the EU legally, to cross internal borders without being subject to passport inspections.... Read more