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Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs (JHA), Skopje 19/11/2019

Date: 
19 Nov 2019

The last few years have brought the European Union and the Western Balkans closer together, deepening longstanding ties and relationships across our European continent. The challenges we face when it comes to: migration, fighting migrant smuggling, border management, counter terrorism and tackling organised crime are common and so is our response.

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the EP Plenary session on the situation at the hotspots on the Greek islands, in particular the case of Moria, Brussels 14/11/2019

Date: 
14 Nov 2019

Ήρθα εδώ πριν από πέντε χρόνια ως φιλοευρωπαίος Έλληνας πολιτικός και επιστρέφω ως ένας αφοσιωμένος, ενεργός πολιτικός της Ευρώπης, αλλά πάνω από όλα ως ένας πεπεισμένος Ευρωπαίος πολίτης.

A more secure union: Interview by Commissioner Avramopoulos in New Europe, 3/11/2019

Date: 
3 Nov 2019

This Commission made security a priority from day one. The European Agenda on Security, which I presented in 2015, has been our guiding principle and we have been working the past years to build an effective and genuine Security Union,” Avramopoulos told New Europe during an extensive conversation about the bloc’s approach towards collective protective measures.

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos on the 20th Security Union Progress Report, Brussels 30/10/2019

Date: 
30 Oct 2019

This Commission made security a priority from day one. The European Agenda on Security, which I presented to you in 2015, has been our guiding principle and, together with Julian, we have been working to build an effective and genuine Security Union. This Commission has taken the lead on security, something that was inconceivable some years ago. Security has always been considered as matter of national competence.

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the press conference on the progress made by Croatia in meeting the necessary conditions to join the Schengen area, Srasbourg 22/10/2019

Date: 
22 Oct 2019

The Schengen area is the largest free travel area in the world and it is one of the biggest achievements of European integration, one that benefits citizens very directly and very concretely.This is an area that comes with freedoms and privileges, but also with great responsibilities. Joining this club is not something that we take lightly. But we do approach it honestly and fairly.

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at CEPOL European Joint Master Programme (EJMP) graduation, Budapest 11/10/2019

Date: 
11 Oct 2019

From the very first moment, our vision for the future of this important Agency was, and remains, to become in the coming years a genuine European Police Academy. Security remains a key challenge for Europe and among the number one priorities for the EU. The Security Union we are building is about building trust, sharing resources, sharing information and facing threats together.

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