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  • On Thursday, February the 7th, 2019, the home affairs session of the informal meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council took place, in the context of Romania's holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union


  • The Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Daniela DAN has had an official meeting with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Romania, His Excellency Andrew James NOBLE

    The two officials discussed about the latest developments on Brexit, and aspects regarding the bilateral police cooperation


  • Minister Carmen Dan presented the priorities of the Romanian EU Council Presidency in the area of Home Affairs to the members of European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


RO 2019 EU


14th of March 2019 - Informal Joint Session COSI/ SCIFA
High Level Experts from the Member States, representatives of the European Commission and European agencies Europol, Eurojust, Frontex, CEPOL, EIGE met in Bucharest [...]



MAI's responsibilities in the home affairs area:

It sets measures for safeguarding human fundamental rights and liberties, as well as for protecting the public and private property;

It organizes and develops, through specialized structures, activities for preventing and countering terrorism [...]


March 19th - National Operational Commandment „Pope Francisc I – 2019 visit ”

In the context of His Holiness Pope Francisc I’s visit in Romania, the National Operational Commandment "Pope Francisc I - 2019 Visit" was established at the level of the leaders of the National System of Defense, Public Order and National Security - MApN, MAI, SRI, SIE, STS and SPP

February 28th 2019- PRES RO 2019: EU-US Senior Officials Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs

In the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on Thursday, February 28th, at the Palace of Parliament, the EU-US Senior Officials Meeting took place, its main objective being the exchange of opinions about relevant issues in justice and home affairs matters

February the 26th - The Border Police evaluation session for the year 2018

The Minister of Internal Affairs appreciated the activity of the Border Police in 2018, underlining the importance of the missions of this structure, which, together with similar institutions in the neighboring countries, led to a significant decrease of the migration phenomenon, especially since Romania is located near a major illegal migration route, that of the Western Balkans.

Emergency Situations

Department for Emergency Situations

Department for Emergency Situations of MAI is the operational unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in charge to coordinate, at the national level, all the activities related to preventing and tackling emergency situations, to ensuring and coordinating human, material and financial resources which are necessary to restore normality after risk situations. It also coordinates the professional medical assistance and first-aid activities carried out in the Emergency Rooms and Compartments until the patients reach the hospital. This department coordinates - at the operational level – territorial ambulance services, Emergency Rooms, as well as Salvamont public services


All Member States chair the Council of the European Union for periods of six months on the basis of an agreed timetable. The Member States holding the Presidency work together in groups of three, called the „trio”. Romania will be part of the Romania – Finland -  Croatia trio.

The Romanian Presidency of the EU Council (PRES) will take place in the first six months of 2019.

The main tasks of the Presidency of the EU Council are:

a) managing the legislative process and institutional policy of the Council.
b) negotiating with the European Parliament, on behalf of the Council, of legal acts and political documents under ordinary legislative procedure, called co-decision.
c) representing the Council in relations with other EU institutions, third countries, with EU citizens, NGOs, etc.

At national level, the coordination of PRES preparation and exercise activities is ensured by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs trough the Minister Delegate for European Affairs.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs will chair the Presidency of Justice and Home Affairs Council. It will participate in the national coordination of all the activities during the preparation and exercise the PRES and will ensure the public order and security measures for all activities carried out in Romania in this context.

In the first half of 2018, Romania, through the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ensure the Presidency of the Salzburg Forum, a regional mechanism for political consultations and multilateral co-operation.

The Salzburg Forum was founded in July 2000, at Austria’s initiative, and brought together the home affairs ministries of the 9 member states: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

In September 2007, the Group of Friends of the Salzburg Forum in Western Balkans Group was set up, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Republic of Moldova, taking into account the particular attention that the European Union grants to this area from the perspective of a potential new enlargement.

The Forum’ Presidency is routed by Member States for periods of six months.

Interior Ministers meet on a biannual basis within the framework of the Ministerial Conference of Salzburg Forum, occasion with which a Joint Declaration is adopted. The ministerial conference is traditionally followed by the meeting of the Group of Friends of the Salzburg Forum in Western Balkans Group and the Republic of Moldova.

The objectives of each of the Chairmen shall be set out in a schedule of the respective Presidency. Starting from 2015, the practice of an 18-month Programme has been created, bringing together three consecutive presidencies, following the Triou of EU Council presidencies.

Romania's accession to the Schengen Area is one of the most important strategic objectives after the integration among the Member States of the European Union. Romania has fulfilled successfully an evaluation process in several areas foreseen in the accession calendar and is ready to join the Schengen zone.

Accession to the Schengen area has as effect the lifting of controls between internal borders of Schengen Member States, which are fully applying the Schengen acquis, being created a single external border where checks are carried out according to a set of clear rules in the field of visas, migration, asylum, also measures related to police, judicial and customs cooperation. - For more details please visit the official website