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Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos following the JHA Council, Brussels 7/12/2017

7 Dec 2017

Let me start by saying thank you to the Estonian Presidency and more specifically to Interior Minister Andres Anvelt for our constructive discussions today and for the Presidency's unrelenting efforts over the last 6 months. Earlier today, we proposed to the Heads of States and Government a detailed roadmap that includes key actions on all elements for a comprehensive and future-proof migration policy.

Doorstep by Commissionner Avramopoulos at the JHA Council, Brussels 7/12/17

7 Dec 2017

I'd like today to express my thanks and my congratulations to the President of JHA Council, a good friend, the Minister of Interior of Estonia,. Today I will debrief the ministers on the outcome of the yesterday's third internet forum that took place here in Brussels with the participation of the major internet providers, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft.

Keynote speech by Commissioner Avramopoulos at the first Athens Security Symposium: "Building a Security Union in Europe, and a global security role for Europe in the world", 1/12/2017

1 Dec 2017

We all know that security is at the very top not only of the European, but also of the global policy agenda. Along with migration, it is also among the top concerns of European citizens today. These are issues that touch the lives of our citizens on a daily basis. Greece has been in the eye of the storms brewing in our neighbourhood.

Joint EU-U.S. statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting, Washington 17 November 2017

18 Nov 2017

The discussion focused specifically on the importance of operational cooperation and effective information sharing. The two sides noted the importance of collecting, using, and sharing airline passenger information, including Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, to detect and disrupt threats, and discussed the state of play of the implementation of the EU PNR framework, which will be in place by May 2018


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