Recent Activities

Doorstep by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the EU-US JHA Ministerial Meeting in Bucharest, Romania 19/6/2019

19 Jun 2019

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες έχουν δημιουργήσει ισχυρές σχέσεις κατά τις τελευταίες δεκαετίες και θα συνεχίσουμε να εργαζόμαστε πάνω σε αυτή τη βάση, εμβαθύνοντας και ενισχύοντας την συνεργασία μας. Τώρα λοιπόν, πρέπει να συνεργαστούμε για τη διαχείριση των συνόρων, την ασφάλεια και τη μετανάστευση.

Security Union: The EU closes gaps between information systems for security, borders and migration management. Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos, Brussels 14/5/2019

14 May 2019

An effective and genuine Security Union is about ensuring that national authorities and EU Agencies can cooperate seamlessly by connecting the dots between our migration, border and security information systems. Today, we are putting in place a critical pillar of this project, giving border guards and police officers the right tools to protect European citizens

Security Union: Commission welcomes adoption of new measures denying terrorists and criminals the means and space to act, Strasbourg 16/4/2019

16 Apr 2019

Today, the European Parliament adopted two important Security Union legislative initiatives proposed by the Commission on interoperability and explosive precursors. These new measures will allow EU information systems for security, migration and border management to work together more intelligently and will strengthen EU rules on explosive precursors.

Opening speech by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the official launch and plenary debate: Working together towards a more inclusive Europe at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels 10/4/2019

10 Apr 2019

I am very glad to be here with you today to discuss one of the most important questions for the future and prosperity of the European Union: how we create more inclusive societies. If anyone would ask me what I think is one of the priorities for Europe in the decades to come, the successful inclusion of migrants in our societies would be it.

Keynote speech by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the “Global Challenges of Security and Migration” at the Atlantic Council, Washington 8/4/2019

10 Apr 2019

Historical circumstance had it, that the arrival of the first migrant boats on the shores of Greece and Italy, almost coincided with the first jihadi terrorist attacks on European soil. Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, the Bataclan in November 2015, Brussels in March 2016 – not to mention the others that followed in Berlin, Barcelona, London and other European cities.


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