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Dimitris Avramopoulos

Europol’s Role Pivotal in a Changing, Evolving World of Crime

Europol's role in this security environment could not be more central, EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said in a message to Europol by for the 100th Management Board meeting. "The threats to the security of our citizens are constantly changing, evolving,...

EC's Recommendation for Greece to Implement Dublin Regulation and Take Refugees Back

The European Commission is calling upon Greece to implement a series of actions on refugees and migrants, such as the so-called Dublin Regulation by December. The agreement, currently under review, states that migrants who have traveled to other nations...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos on Migration: A European Issue Becomes a Global Issue [video]

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said that migration has turned from a European issue into a global issue. Avramopoulos spoke exclusively to Greek Reporter at the opening of 71st United Nations General Assembly in New...

Mitsotakis: Government Hasn’t Implemented Agreed Measures on Tackling the Refugee Issue

The The Greek government has failed to implement measures agreed by all parties six months ago to tackle the refugee crisis, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis told European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos, during a meeting at the party’s...

European Commission Presents Proposals for Humane Asylum Policy

The European Commission presented proposals to complete the reform of the Common European Asylum System in order to move towards a fully efficient, fair and humane asylum policy – one which can function effectively both in times of normal and...

European Parliament Discusses Replacing FRONTEX with New Agency

The full revision of the EU border agency FRONTEX’s mandate and its renaming to European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) to allow for a better and faster safeguarding of the EU's external borders was discussed in the session of...

Avramopoulos: Brussels Doesn't Have a Magic Wand to Stop Terrorism

The recent atrocious attacks in Orlando and France remind us that terrorism is an international and local problem because the majority of the perpetrators are EU citizens, European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said late Tuesday in Brussels. The fact...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Stresses Need for Constitution Review

EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Sunday in an article published at kathimerini.gr stressed the need for Constitution review "today, more than ever". Avramopoulos said he was in favour of the president being elected directly...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos Stresses Need to Turn Migration Into an Asset for the Economy

"The timely and effective integration of third countries is crucial for turning migration into an advantage for the economy and the cohesion of our society," EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Wednesday said regarding...

Avramopoulos Welcomes 31 Refugees from Greece to Portugal

The migrant and refugee issue and EU security matters will dominate the contacts between the political leadership of Portugal and EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Tuesday in Lisbon. Commissioner Avramopoulos, the President of Portugal...