Drugs are increasingly potent and pure when they arrive on the market. There has been a record number of seizures, which together with increased production in the EU, points to growing availability of illicit substances.
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.
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.
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.