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Les Echos: Entretien avec Dimitris Avramopoulos : « L'accueil des réfugiés s'organise », 17/1/2017

17 Jan 2017

Dans un entretien accordé aux Echos, le commissaire Avramopoulos s’exprime sur la crise migratoire. Il y a moins de deux ans, la situation était « hors de contrôle », et aujourd’hui les résultats s'améliorent, puisque plus que 10 000 réfugiés ont été relocalisés depuis la Grèce et l'Italie ou la Turquie. Ces résultats ne lui paraissent « pas suffisants encore», et cela s'explique par « le fait que certains gouvernements, à l'est de l'Europe, n'ont pas été constructifs ». M.

Article by Commissioner Avramopoulos:"An open and safe Europe", New Europe 8/1/2017

9 Jan 2017

As 2016 draws to a close in the shadow of the Berlin attack, Europe’s cohesion and resilience are put into question once again. Migration and terrorism continue to be the two most important issues for European citizens today. At the same time, the vast majority of European citizens ask for European and common solutions for their concerns. In fact, 81% of European citizens want to maintain free movement so they can live, work, study and do business anywhere in the EU.

European Commission - Press release | Security Union: Commission proposes to reinforce the Schengen Information System to better fight terrorism and cross-border crime, Brussels 21/12/2016

21 Dec 2016

With today's proposals, we extend the scope of the Schengen Information System to close information gaps and improve information exchange on terrorism, cross-border crime and irregular migration – contributing to a stronger control of our external borders and an effective and sustainable EU Security Union.

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the EP Plenary Debate on the Oral question - Obligations in the field of visa reciprocity in accordance with Article 1(4) of Regulation 539/01, Strasbourg 14/12/2016

15 Dec 2016

I welcome the opportunity to discuss this important matter, being already fully aware of your expectations. In October I discussed this with the Members of the LIBE committee. It should be clear that we all share the same objective. Full visa reciprocity is a central principle of our visa policy framework.


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