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Migration and home affairs

The EU aims at building an open and safe Europe where the rights and security of EU citizens and non-EU nationals are guaranteed. It includes legal and irregular migration, integration, readmission and return as well as the fight against organised crime and terrorism, police cooperation and management of the EU's external border.

To ensure that unnecessary costs are removed and rules are as effective and efficient as possible, since 2015 under REFIT, seven initiatives have been adopted and thirteen are pending adoption. Moreover, ten evaluations have been finalised and one is ongoing.

Initiatives in the area of migration and home affairs

1. Counter terrorism instruments
2. Marketing and use of explosives precursors
3. Export of firearms
4. European Critical Infrastructures
5. Internal Security Fund
6. Visa Information System (VIS)
7. Schengen Information System in the field of border management, law enforcement and return
8. Schengen borders Code (Codification)
9. European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)
10. Legal migration
11. Entry and residence in the EU for third-country nationals students, researchers and other groups (recast)
12. Residence permits for victims of trafficking in human beings
13. Facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence
14. Asylum Package
15. Visa Code
16. Obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data (Advance Passenger Information Directive)
17. Asylum and Migration Fund
18. Integrated Border Management Fund
19. Customs Control Equipment Instrument