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News article8 January 2024Representation in Cyprus

Commissioner Johansson visits Greece and Cyprus to discuss migration management

Commissioner Johansson visits Greece and Cyprus to discuss migration management.

Press conference by Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner, on the political agreement reached on the Pact on Migration and Asylum

Between 7 and 9 of January, Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, is in Greece and Cyprus to discuss current challenges in migration management and security.

During her visit to Greece, the Commissioner will meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as well as with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Migration and Asylum, and the Minister of State.

Commissioner Johansson will also participate in the event “European Solutions on the Common Challenge of Migration”, hosted by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Migration and Asylum, and meet with the Greek Task Force on Integration and with NGOs working in the area of migration and asylum.

In Cyprus, the Commissioner will meet with the Ministers of Interior and Foreign Affairs, as well as with the Deputy Minister for Social Welfare. She will also meet with stakeholders active in the field of migration and asylum, and visit the Zenon Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the Pournara reception centre.

The visit builds on the ongoing work to implement the EU Action Plan for the Eastern Mediterranean route, including by strengthening the partnership with key countries of origin and transit along the route, in full coordination with Member States. The EU also continues to provide financial and operational support to Greece and Cyprus on migration and border management, including with the support of EU Agencies (Frontex, EUAA, Europol).

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Publication date
8 January 2024
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Representation in Cyprus