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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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.

Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the Opening of the Ministerial Segment of the 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Vienna 14/3/2019

Date: 
14 Mar 2019

In a constantly evolving drugs market, reducing drug use and demand as well as drug supply requires an adequate and effective response through coordinated actions at international level. The international community needs to strengthen its action, reinforce cooperation and accelerate the implementation of our joint commitments to address and counter the world drug problem.

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