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Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos on a stronger, more effective and fairer EU migration and asylum policy and on preserving and strengthening Schengen

Dear all,

More than two years after we presented the European Agenda on Migration, we can see the tangible, positive results of European, united and joint efforts. Irregular migration flows to both Greece and Italy …

President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union Address 2017



Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,

When I stood before you this time last year, I had a somewhat easier speech to give.

It was plain for …

European Agenda on Migration: Commission calls on all parties to sustain progress and make further efforts

With most Member States having shown that relocation works if there is political will, the Commission is calling on those Member States who have not yet done so to take steps to comply with their …

Written question – Internal borders without controls – E-003115/2017

On 2 May 2017, Commissioner Timmermans stated that within six months Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden would have to lift the border controls that they had introduced on account of the refugee crisis.

According …

Schengen area: Council recommends up to six month prolongation of internal border controls


Under article 29 of the Schengen Borders Code, the Commission may propose a recommendation, to be adopted by the Council by qualified majority, to reintroduce controls at all or specific parts of the border …

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