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Joint article by European Commissioner Avramopoulos and Maltese Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela, 16/3/2017

16 Mar 2017

The refugee crisis in 2015 and early 2016 posed an unprecedented challenge for Europe. A strong, common and coordinated response by the European Union was needed: a comprehensive response aimed at putting an end to uncontrolled migration flows, while protecting the rights of migrants and refugees in full compliance with EU and international law and making sure that no Member State was left alone to shoulder the migratory pressure.

EU Internet Forum: progress on removal of terrorist content online. Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos, San Francisco 10/3/2017

12 Mar 2017

Over the last 18 months, we have managed to build a relationship of trust and mutual understanding with the major internet companies. I am pleased with the progress we are making. I welcome the voluntary initiative of the industry to set up a mechanism to remove terrorist content from the internet. Today, a prototype of this mechanism is in action.

The US and EU: shared past, shared future, National Herald 10/3/2017

11 Mar 2017

Today we find ourselves at a historical moment, ahead of deep global changes, where the prosperity and stability of important democracies are at stake, fuelled by the rise of xenophobia, populism and nationalism. And yet, the stability and prosperity of democracies is the result of international and transatlantic relations and cooperation – not isolationist actions.

Joint statement on the occasion of International Women's Day 2017, Brussels 7/3/2016

7 Mar 2017

Sixty years ago, equality between women and men was embedded in the Rome Treaty as one of the European Union's fundamental values.At that time, Europe's commitment to the principle of equal pay for equal work was unique in the world. Since then, the EU has continued to lead and has made visible progress on all fronts.


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