Interior Minister Nouris in Slovenia for informal Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs

?nterior Minister Nikos Nouris departs for Ljubljana, Slovenia on Wednesday to take part in the informal Meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will be held from 14 to 16 July 2021. 15 July will be dedicated to home affairs and 16 July will be dedicated to justice.

At the first meeting under the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Ministers of Interior will talk about combating crime in the digital age, especially the impact of digital files on the work of crime investigation and prosecution authorities.

On the sidelines of the deliberations, Ministers will take part in an informal working lunch to examine the potential for progress in negotiations on the new Pact on Migration and Asylum.

The Cypriot Minister will inform his counterparts on the situation in Cyprus as regards migration and asylum. He will also table Cyprus’ requests to the Slovenian presidency for the EU to take drastic action against Turkey to end forwarding undocumented migrants through the occupied areas of Cyprus to the government controlled areas. He will also ask for the implementation of the principle of solidarity by sending a number of migrants, especially Syrians, to other EU countries.

Ministers will be shown a practical demonstration of how the proposed regulation on artificial intelligence will impact their work. Slovenian Minister of the interior Aleš Hojs will present the conclusions of last June`s Brdo Process conference and invite ministers to a discussion on EU`s assistance to Western Balkan partners in addressing migration challenges. Nouris will also meet his Slovenian counterpart as well as the ministers of Interior from Germany and Greece.

The afternoon session will be dedicated to the Schengen strategy and the debate on member states` expectations regarding the Revision of the Schengen border code, which European Commission is to present in autumn.

Source: Cyprus news Agency