A Greek Commissioner for a new portfolio


The new Commission’s team foresees a Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs and the designated Commissioner is Dimitris Avramopulos, the current Greek Minister of National Defence. Jean-Claude Junker has often stressed that a better management of migration and Europe’s borders, together with a stronger fight against irregular migration will be priorities in the next years (see Five-Points Plan on Immigration and Political Guidelines). In his Mission Letter to the designated Commissioner, Mr Junker underlines that focus should be put on renewing the instruments related to regular migration, enhancing the effectiveness of Frontex cooperation with Member States’ and developing agreements with third countries, especially Africa. At the same time, the Commissioner will also be competent in fighting crime (including organised crime and cybercrime) and terrorism . Therefore, the new Commissioner’s portfolio does not seem to be different from the former Home Affairs portfolio.

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