Portuguese Minister for Home Affairs Eduardo Cabrita to chair informal meeting of Ministers for Home Affairs under the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The discussion will be on strengthening the resilience of the entities providing essential services in the European Union.
The new rules proposed are aimed at guaranteeing that critical infrastructure in European Union countries is capable of preventing incidents and recovering from incidents, which can be caused by natural hazards, accidents, terrorism, internal threats or public health emergencies, such as the one the world is currently going through.
The Portuguese Presidency will provide up-to-date information on the current status of the work being done on the Pact on Migration and Asylum. The Ministers will be looking closely at the external aspects of migration, based on the European Commission's communication on improving cooperation on return and readmission.
Ideas will also be exchanged on intensifying cooperation between the European Union and North African countries, a political priority under the Portufguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.