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  • Minister Carmen Dan had bilateral meetings with members of EU Parliament on the priorities of Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, in the field of home affairs

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  • Minister of Internal Affairs, meeting with Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship

    Minister of Internal Affairs, meeting with Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, in view of Romania taking over the Presidency of the EU Council

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  • Minister Carmen Dan's meeting with Italian counterpart, Matteo Salvini

    The minister of internal affairs, Carmen Dan discussed with the Italian counterpart, Matteo Salvini, important topics for the two MS, for the Romanian community in Italy and for the Italian one in Romania.

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  • Minister Carmen Dan's meeting with European Commissioner for Security Union, Julian King

    Today, October 22nd of 2018, the minister of internal affairs, ms. Carmen Dan, had a meeting with the European Commissioner for Security Union, mr. Julian King, during which, the two officials discussed on the progress of our preparations

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A delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs headed by Undersecretary of State, Police Chief Commissioner Valeriu Mihai, participated in Tirana, Albania, between 4 and 5 October, at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs, organized by the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council and Albania. [...]

Mission

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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 [...]

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Minister Carmen Dan had bilateral meetings with members of EU Parliament on the priorities of Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, in the field of home affairs

The minister of internal affairs, Carmen Dan discussed with the Italian counterpart, Matteo Salvini, important topics for the two MS, for the Romanian community in Italy and for the Italian one in Romania.

Minister of Internal Affairs, meeting with Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship

he meeting took place in the context of the forthcoming take-over by Romania of the Presidency of the EU Council, and the Minister of Internal Affairs reiterated the importance of European Commission's support for the success of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of European Union [...]

Minister of Internal Affairs, meeting with Dimitris Avramopoulos

Minister of Internal Affairs, meeting with Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, in view of Romania taking over the Presidency of the EU Council

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

Objectives


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