Europe owes a lot to Konrad Adenauer, who was one of the founding fathers of the European Union, in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Today more than ever we should remember the origins of the European project and its primary mission: to create and sustain peace and stability.
This morning our discussions focused on the internal and external dimensions of migration, security and border management. We agreed that in the coming months we need to find more common ground for the reform of Dublin based on the principles of solidarity and fair responsibility-sharing among Member States
We find ourselves today at a very critical moment in history, where different global developments are threatening Europe's unity and cohesion. Security and migration are among the foremost concerns of our citizens.
We meet here today to discuss terrorism, in what is arguably the most volatile international security environment since World War II. The terrorist threat is imminent. We mourned 133 innocent people last year. 151 in 2015.
We strongly welcome today's endorsement by the European Parliament of two important proposals presented by the Commission to strengthen the security of European citizens – the Directive on combatting terrorism and the proposal to reinforce checks at Schengen's external borders.
Today, I had a constructive meeting with PM Tsipras on security issues as well as on the migratory situation on the ground in Greece, and how the humanitarian situation can be further improved, rapidly.
The security threats faced by the United States and the European Union are common – and so should be our response. The existing, tangible cooperation between the U.S. and the EU in the fight against terrorism and on enhancing cybersecurity should continue and be strengthened. Information sharing is our strongest tool in this effort.
Relocating all those eligible in Italy and Greece is possible but it takes political will, commitment and perseverance of all Member States to make it happen.
The roots of the EU-U. S. partnership are deep and go back in history, shaped by shared values and common priorities for the present and the future. The threats we face are common—so should be our responses
The European Union's top migration official will tell the new U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in Washington on Wednesday that the United States cannot shut its doors on refugees despite President Donald Trump's orders.
This is to further support EU financed actions carried out by the Ministry of Defence to provide catering, accommodation and transportation to the migrants on the islands, also in support of emergency accommodation solutions, such as temporary accommodation in ships.
Georgia has been exemplary in fulfilling a demanding roadmap which allowed us to propose to you and the Council visa liberalisation for its citizens. I am therefore very pleased that Georgian citizens with a biometric passport will soon be able to travel to the Schengen area without a visa for short stays up to 90 days.