Anti-smuggling package

Anti-smuggling package

Practical information

Summary

In President von der Leyen's 2023 State of the Union address, she called for strengthening EU tools at countering migrant smuggling. This has been achieved by replacing the 20-year-old legislative framework with a proposed directive; reinforcing the role of Europol; and intensifying cooperation with partner countries to tackle this issue globally. Together, these initiatives set out the new legal, operational and international cooperation framework against migrant smuggling for the years to come.