IP/15/4482  25-02-2015 - Commission reports on visa-free travel from the Western Balkans 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 25 February 2015 Today the Commission published its fifth assessment of the functioning of the visa-free scheme with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
IP/15/4453  19-02-2015 - European Commission stands by Italy on coping with migratory pressure on Lampedusa 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 19 February 2015 Today the European Commission has announced that it is stepping up its assistance to Italy. Firstly, the Frontex Joint Operation Triton will be extended until at least the end of 2015.
SPEECH/15/4455  19-02-2015 - Migration: a joint European responsibility 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 19 February 2015 Dimitris Avramopoulos - Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship I have come to talk to you today about a reality that is becoming ever starker: Europe needs to manage migration better.
STATEMENT/15/4406  12-02-2015 - Statement by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on deaths in the Mediterranean 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 12 February 2015 On behalf of the Commission, I want to express our profound regret about the lives that were lost at sea on Tuesday and the news yesterday that an even larger number of lives may have been lost in the same...
SPEECH/15/3900  29-01-2015 - Speech of Commissioner Avramopoulos: Discussions on fighting terrorism at the informal JHA council in Riga 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Riga, 29 January 2015 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Press conference at the informal JHA Ministerial meeting The recent terrorist attacks in France have challenged our core values and showed how serious the terrorist threat is...
SPEECH/15/3860  28-01-2015 - Speech by Commissioner Avramopoulos on Counter-Terrorism – European Parliament debate, 28 January 2015 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 28 January 2015 Dear President, honourable Members of the European Parliament. Thank you for giving me the chance to discuss with you today this issue, just before flying to Riga for the Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council.
SPEECH/15/3781  27-01-2015 - Keynote speech of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos at the first European Migration Forum 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 27 January 2015 Migration today is part and parcel of our societies. It is an inherent feature of our globalised world. It brings richness and opportunities, but it also comes with challenges.
MEMO/15/3261  13-01-2015 - Questions and Answers: Smuggling of Migrants in Europe and the EU response 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet 13 January 2015 Facts and Figures on the arrivals of migrants in Europe What is smuggling of migrants?   To enter the EU, irregular migrants often turn to smugglers. Smuggling of migrants is commonly understood as the intentional organisation or facilitation of the irregular movement of...
SPEECH/15/3262  13-01-2015 - Recent human smuggling incidents in the Mediterranean 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Strasbourg, 13 January 2015 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship European Parliament Plenary Debate I am standing here before you today because the European Commission is determined to take action.
MEMO/15/3140  11-01-2015 - Fighting terrorism at EU level, an overview of Commission's actions, measures and initiatives 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 January 2015 The fight against terrorism at EU level What is Europe's role in the fight against terrorism, which is principally a national competence? What does the EU do to support Member States' efforts? In 2010 the European Commission adopted an Internal Security...