European Commission, Portfolio Μigration and Home Affairs

Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos in the G6 Ministerial meeting in Paris

Date: 
6 Nov 2014

Following his participation in the G6 ministerial meeting of Interior Ministers in Paris, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos made the following statement:

"I am particularly pleased to have made my first official trip as Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship here in Paris, to represent the European Commission at the G6 meeting.

Statement by European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos

Date: 
3 Nov 2014

The European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos made the following statement on the drowning of at least 24 people, after the sinking of a boat off the north coast of Turkey which carried migrants:

"I am appalled by today's tragedy in Turkey. This new deadly incident brings once again to the forefront the urgency to take concrete action to save lives, to address irregular migration, and to help those in need of protection.

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