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Ref: I-146942
Date: 21/11/2017
Participation of Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC, in the Celebrations of the entry into force of the Frontex headquarters' agreement with Poland: ceremony
Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the EC in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, participated in the signing ceremony of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency Headquarters Agreement (FRONTEX) in Warsaw.The signature of the Agreement is an important step in the roll-out of the Agency and ensures a continued progress towards its full operationalisation. Building on the foundations of Frontex, the new Agency, proposed by the Commission in December 2015, was agreed by Member States in record time and launched in October 2016. Currently, the Agency is assisting Member States with around 1,500 border guards providing support at different sections of the EU external borders, complementing the existing national capacities. Its joint operations on land and at sea are supporting front line Member States to better manage migration and secure the EU's external borders, having contributed to saving hundreds of thousands of lives in the Mediterranean. This video shows the whole report of Dimitris Avramopoulos in Warsaw, the symbolic ceremony of the raising flags in front of the Frontex buildings, extracts of the speeches during the signing ceremony in the presence of Beata Szydło, Polish Prime Minister, and extracts of the press conference with Mariusz Błaszczak, Polish Minister for the Interior, and Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).

Ref: I-126174
Date: 16/09/2016

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Date: 02/06/2016

Ref: I-145265
Date: 18/10/2017

Ref: I-140456
Date: 22/06/2017

Ref: I-135994
Date: 25/03/2017

Ref: I-146661
Date: 17/11/2017

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Date: 20/10/2017

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Date: 29/09/2017

Ref: I-140852
Date: 23/06/2017
Brussels European Council, 22-23/06/2017
On 22 June 2017, EU Heads of State or Government met in Brussels to discuss counterterrorism and how to better combat radicalisation. The European Council agreed to support a strengthening of EU cooperation on external security and defence. The working dinner was focused on foreign policy issues in light of recent summits and meetings, including with the US and Turkey leaders. The European Council reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate. Leaders were also taking stock of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. At the end, Theresa May, British Prime Minister, informed the leaders about the Brexit negotiations. After the dinner, a session of the European Council (Article 50) took place, where the EU27 leaders discussed the state of play of Brexit negotiations with the UK. In the margins of this meeting, the Heads of State or Government endorsed the procedure to decide on the relocation of the two EU agencies currently located in the UK. On 23 June 2017 in Brussels to discuss economic and trade issues, leaders are reaffirming their commitment to free trade and investment, while ensuring it is also fair and the benefits are reciprocal. European Central Bank's President Draghi informed leaders about the economic situation. The Heads of State or Government were finalising the European Semester process. Afterwards, leaders took stock of ongoing measures to tackle migration issues and assessed where further efforts were needed. Finally, leaders discussed how to move towards a digital vision for Europe

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