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New Greek Government Pledges to "Immediately" Improve Refugee Living Conditions

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Monday with Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, at Maximos Mansion in Athens. The meeting set forth a six-point plan to improve the conditions under which refugees and...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Calls Prespa Agreement "Problematic"

The European Union’s Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos characterized the Prespa Agreement as "problematic" in a statement he issued on Wednesday. The European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship said that "The Prespa Agreement is not balanced, and therefore it is...

Cyprus, EU to Discuss Additional Assistance on Migration

A technical team of the European Union’s Directorate General on Migration will visit Cyprus on Tuesday to meet with local officials and discuss additional assistance that the island needs due to increased migration flows. The visit comes in the aftermath...

European Commissioner Avramopoulos Files Suit against 2 Novartis Witnesses

European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday filed a suit against two of the three protected witnesses in the Novartis case. Avramopoulos, a former health minister, is suing the witnesses for perjury, slander and defamation as they...

Paraskevi Michou: First Woman Appointed EU Secretary General of Migration

The European Commission on Wednesday announced the appointment of Greek citizen Paraskevi Michou, as EU Secretary General of Migration and Home Affairs. According to the EU, Michou will be the first woman to serve in this position. The EU official will...

Tusk Vs. Avramopoulos in Latest EU Refugee Quotas Feud

The deep political, economic and cultural divide between North and South in the EU has led to yet another feud - this time on the issue of refugee quotas for the EU countries. Rivals from the two sides of the...

Avramopoulos Decribes Tusk’s Paper on Migration as ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Anti-European’

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Tuesday, the proposals of European Council President Donald Tusk on migration, included in a letter issued for the EU leaders' summit later this week are "unacceptable" and "anti-European." "My position is very...

European Commission: Stricter Border Controls in Schengen Zone to Be Lifted by November

On Tuesday, the European Commission called for stricter border controls in the Schengen area to be lifted by November so that the passport-free zone can be restored to normal. The controls, originally introduced by Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and...

Three Million Migrants Waiting to Cross into Greece, Says EU Commissioner Avramopoulos

While visiting Athens on Thursday, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said that there are approximately 3 million refugees waiting to cross into Greece from Turkey in an effort to reach Western and Northern Europe. Th news comes at a...

Mayors of Aegean Islands in Brussels to Discuss Migration Issue

The mayors of five Aegean islands are in Brussels invited by European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos. The mayors of the islands of Lesvos Spyros Galinos, Samos Michalis Angelopoulos, Chios Manolis Vournous, Leros Michalis Kollias and Kos Giorgos Kyritsis will...