The Commission and its Priorities
During a visit to Calais with Commissioner Avramopoulos, First Vice-President Timmermans announces an additional EUR 5 million funding allocation to France to help tackle the situation in Calais.
First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos will be travelling today and tomorrow to Athens and Kos, as part of the Commission's visits to several of the Member States most affected by the refugee crisis, to discuss the necessary support measures.
President Juncker and the College meet for a seminar to work on solutions and ideas for the demanding challenges ahead. The focus will be on migration and the completion of the Economic and Monetary Union. The seminar also serves to prepare the State of the Union address.