The Home affairs ministers and Foreign affairs ministers of EU member states met at an informal video conference on 15 March 2021 to discuss external aspects of EU migration policy. https://www.eudebates.tv/debates/spec… The announced theme of the meeting is the external dimension of the EU’s migration and asylum reform. The debate focused on mutually beneficial migration partnerships between the EU and non-EU countries, and enhanced coordination between the different parties.
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The meeting is co-chaired by Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Eduardo Cabrita, Minister of Internal Administration of Portugal. Ministers connect from their capitals to discuss the external dimension of the EU’s migration policy under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum and to exchange views on enhancing cooperation in the fields of Justice and Home Affairs between the EU and North African countries.
In September 2020, the European Commission issued a comprehensive communication on the reform of migration and asylum policy. With respect to the external aspects of EU migration policy, the Commission aims to strengthen partnerships more strategically and more comprehensively.