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  • Improving border control by boosting the effectiveness of the border agency Frontex and by pooling resources from EU countries, while facilitating access for those who have a legitimate interest in entering the EU.
  • Promoting a new European policy on regular migration to help the EU address skill shortages inter alia by reviewing the ‘Blue Card’ legislation.
  • Making sure the common European asylum system is fully implemented, while developing a strategy to improve the response to emergency situations, with a focus on solidarity and cooperation with non-EU countries.
  • Dealing with irregular migration, including by ensuring smooth return, in cooperation with non-EU Member States.
  • Identifying where the EU can make a real difference in fighting terrorism and radicalisation, with an emphasis on addressing the problem of foreign fighters.
  • Focusing on the fight against crime that undermines EU policies, such as human trafficking, smuggling and cybercrime, and by helping to tackle corruption, including by strengthening police cooperation.
  • Reaching out to citizens, notably by making use of the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme.

Dimitris Avramopoulos is part of the following Project Teams:

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Greek nationality. Married with two children.

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
  • 2014-present
Minister of National Defence
  • 2013-2014
Foreign Minister
  • 2012-2013
Minister of National Defence
  • 2011-2012
Vice President of the Greek New Democracy Party
  • 2010-2015
Minister of Health and Social Solidarity
  • 2006-2009
Minister of Tourist Development
  • 2004-2006
Honorary President of the Athens' International Prize for Democracy
  • 2003-present
Bureau Vice President and Member of the Committee of the Regions of the EU
  • 1997-2002
Mayor of Athens
  • 1995-2002
President of the Greek Free Citizens Movement Party
  • 2000-2001
Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Greek Prime Minister, Costas Mitsotakis
  • 1993
Diplomatic Service
  • 1980-1993
Special 'licence' in European Studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • 1986
Postgraduate specialisation course on international organisation at the Boston University in Brussels
  • 1979-1980
Military service in the Greek air force
  • 1978-1980
Bachelor of Arts in Public Law and Political Science from Athens University
  • 1978