Justice Minister called for more active cooperation and solidarity between EU members states

The Minister of Justice and Public Order Emily ?iolitis called for more active cooperation and solidarity with the Member States at the forefront and the first arrival in the protection of the EU`s external borders, in her intervention to the works of the JHA EU, Justice and Home Affairs Council, which took place in Luxembourg yesterday and today.

During the exchange of views on the Commission`s new Schengen Strategy (which aims to reform the Schengen area, making it more functional and resilient to current challenges), the Minister stressed that “Cyprus, although not still in the Schengen area, has a great interest in creating a strong Schengen system “.

“We support the positive reform of the area in a way that ensures the protection of the external borders, active cooperation and effective solidarity between all Member States, based on the three pillars

Source: Cyprus News Agency