Today the management of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior met, for the first time, with the new eu-LISA Executive Director,
Agnès Diallo, who took office on 16 March. The main task of the Agency, with its headquarters in Tallinn, is to manage and develop the IT systems, which deal with visas, asylum applications and exchange of data to guarantee security at the Schengen Area.
Tarmo Miilits, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, said at the meeting that the IT Agency, highly important for the European Union, which has been working in Tallinn for over ten years – and is also the only EU Agency in Estonia - is of special significance for the ministry, and for Estonia by large, and our cooperation should not just be continued but also intensified.
A full Press Release can be found, in Estonian, on the
Ministry of Interior's website.