Dimitris Avramopoulos - Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
Brussels, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in the European Parliament
It is an honour and pleasure for me to exchange of views with you for the first time since the hearing.
The Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, made the following statement in Berlin at the end of his meeting with Germany's Federal Minister of Interior, Thomas de Maizière:
The Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopulos, made the following remarks at the press conference of the OECD High-Level Policy Forum on Migration:
Let me first congratulate the OECD for the release of its 2014 International Migration Outlook. For years now, this annual report constitutes a precious tool for all interested policy makers.
The 1st of December marks the end of the transition period for JHA policies and opens a new chapter with additional responsibilities in the areas of Migration and Home Affairs. The EU's work on migration, asylum and security-related issues is crucial to ensure Europe is an open, prosperous and safe place to live and work for all its citizens. Many challenges remain and we know that there are no easy solutions. But there is a strong political will. I am convinced that, acting together, we will succeed.