Thursday, 9 March 2023 EPP Interior Ministers, co-chaired by Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Belgian Minister Annelies Verlinden, gathered this morning in Brussels ahead of the Justice and Home Affairs Council taking place today. Following the European Council of 9 February, ministers exchanged views on the internal and external dimensions of asylum and migration. The Ministers shared their views on the overall state of the Schengen area and discussed the future of visa policy. They also exchanged views on the implementation of interoperability, particularly related to the start of operation of the entry/exit system.

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