Commissioner for Home Affairs in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian authorities and show EU support

Commissioner for Home Affairs in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian authorities and show EU support

August 3, 2022

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson travelled to Kyiv yesterday for an official visit to meet with Ukrainian authorities. The aim of the visit was to discuss practical implementation of the EU’s temporary protection directive, including preparations for the new school year for Ukrainian children across the EU, and steps towards Ukraine’s EU accession.

Some 3.9 million Ukrainians have registered under the temporary protection directive since the European Commission’s proposal was agreed on 4 March. Around 500,000 Ukrainian children have already been registered in school systems across the EU, and in view of the start of the new school year, Commissioner Johansson discussed with Ukrainian authorities the status of enrolment of Ukrainian children in the EU school system. 

The Commissioner also met the acting head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, and attended a signing ceremony to mark Ukraine’s observer status in the European Migration Network, the EU network of migration and asylum experts who work together to provide objective, comparable policy-relevant information and knowledge on emerging issues relating to asylum and migration in Europe. 

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