Europe means solidarity and this is what today's decision is about. The Commission has been standing side by side with Greece from day one and together we have come a long way.
Fragmentation makes us all vulnerable. Unity and trust by enhancing cooperation and facilitating information exchange between our Member States is the only way for the EU to bring concrete added value and ensure the security and safety of European citizens.
Looking at the results achieved so far, one thing is very clear: relocation works if the political will is there. What we need now is a final push to achieve our common goal of relocating the vast majority of the asylum seekers present and eligible in Greece and Italy by September.
Here we are finally starting to see proper solidarity. June was a record month for relocation with more people being relocated than ever before – almost 3,000 in a single month, bringing the total to over 24,000.
We need to bring back stability in the region, especially in Libya, create legal pathways for the ones who want to come to Europe, efficient fight against smuggles and a better cooperation among us.
Aviation is a silver thread connecting all of these elements. Not only for the mobility of our citizens, but also for the proliferation of the threat across the globe.
We have made considerable progress as a Union in managing the migration crisis. In the Eastern Mediterranean, arrivals have decreased with 97 percent. In contrast, numbers are rising on the Central Mediterranean route. But in the last six months, we have improved our cooperation with Libya.
Η αύξηση της διαθεσιμότητας νέων ψυχοδραστικών ουσιών παραμένει μια σημαντική πρόκληση για την προστασία της δημόσιας υγείας στην Ευρώπη.
The Ministers of Interior of France, Germany and Italy and the European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs met in Paris on 2 July 2017 to discuss the challenges posed by the increasing migratory flow on the Central Mediterranean route.
La pression migratoire en Italie fait réagir Bruxelles. Commissaire européen en charge des migrations et des affaires intérieures, Dimitris Avramopoulos, ancien maire d'Athènes et ex-ministre de la Défense en Grèce, a participé, dimanche dernier, à une réunion de crise des ministres de l'Intérieur italien, français et allemand à Paris.
Le Ministre et le Commissaire ont pris acte de la situation préoccupante en Italie avec une augmentation significative des arrivées depuis le début de l'année, notamment au cours de ces derniers jours.
The OECD is an important partner for the European Commission and has been doing great work in providing facts and figures on migration.
With each life taken, each injury sustained, it is becoming painfully evident, that tolerance of terrorists' abuse of the internet cannot, and must not, continue. There is an urgent need to do more. Today's meeting is crucial.