The EU justice and home affairs agencies have supported the work of EU institutions and member states that show their willingness to help Ukraine and its people because of the war.
In a press release issued on March 7, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) announced that each agency is using specific expertise to assist EU member states in providing humanitarian assistance, managing the EU’s external borders, visa procedures and receiving people fleeing war. , which also includes setting up a temporary protection mechanism for people displaced from the UK, TheSchengen.com reports.
“This support is in line with the measures agreed at the meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council on March 3-4, as well as with the results of the extraordinary meeting of the Justice and Internal Affairs Council on February 27 in response to the Russian military aggression against Ukraine,” the statement reads.
Frontex also encouraged all staff of EU agencies to help those in need.
According to Frontex, this statement was issued on behalf of a network of nine EU agencies by the European Union Law Enforcement Training Agency (CEPOL) working for freedom, security and justice in the EU.
These nine agencies are:
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) European Union Asylum Agency (EUAA) European Union Asylum Agency (EUAA) European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurogest) European Union Law Enforcement Agency (Europol ) European Union Fundamentals of Rights Agency (FRA) European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) European Law Enforcement Training Agency (CEPOL)
In a statement issued by the European Council on 3 March, it was announced that Ministers had agreed to give effect to Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001, on minimum standards for temporary protection in the event of a mass influx. of persons. Transfer and procedures that promote a balance of efforts among Member States to receive these persons and maintain their consequences.
In addition, the directive will enable EU member states to provide people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine with an appropriate response to their situation.
Meanwhile, eligible persons will be granted refugee-like protection status in each EU country for a renewable period of one year.
The resolution reflects the full commitment of the European Union to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and fulfill its duty towards the victims of this war.