The Justice and Home Affairs Ministers will meet in Malta on two separate days (the Home Affairs Ministers will meet on the first day and the Justice Ministers will meet on the second day) to discuss, in a more informal manner, matters that fall within their remit, and to set the way forward on specific issues.
The Justice and Home Affairs Ministers meet regularly within the JHA Council of Ministers in order to discuss and adopt laws and other measures on specific subjects. Twice a year they meet in a more informal manner, in the capital of the Member State holding the rotating presidency, with the aim of discussing at some length and setting the way forward on specific topics. At the same time, the informal Council gives Ministers the opportunity to enhance their collaboration and to forge closer ties between themselves.
Important topics that the Ministers are currently discussing on a regular basis include immigration, security as well as Criminal and Civil justice matters.
The aim of the meeting is for the Ministers to discuss immigration, security as well as Criminal and Civil Justice matters.