We need to find better, durable solutions on migration and asylum. This means building up a truly European Asylum System where human rights are respected and responsibilities are shared among all member states. Refugees must find protection and all necessary support for their good integration in society. At the same time, we need to secure Europe’s external border.
Europe must also become more self-sufficient in terms of external and internal security. Europe needs to act more coherently on defence and security, with greater autonomy in defence capabilities and more integration in areas such as common management of operations, procurement and cybersecurity. We also need to develop greater cooperation between national police forces and have better information sharing to fight terrorism more effectively.
However, a feeling of security depends also on general living conditions, respect of citizens’ rights and an environment of tolerance instead of radicalisation. We must do more to strengthen Europeans’ socio-economic security.