Readout of Secretary Mayorkas' Call with EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson
Release Date: February 23, 2021
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by phone today with the European Commission's Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson. During the conversation, they emphasized their shared desire to strengthen U.S.-EU cooperation. Secretary Mayorkas and Commissioner Johansson expressed their continued interest in maintaining the U.S.-EU Passenger Name Record Agreement and working with Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania to meet the qualifications for the Visa Waiver Program. They also discussed the potential for new forms of cooperation on migration, domestic violent extremism, and COVID-19-related travel issues.
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