The Commission and its Priorities
President Juncker visits a registration centre for refugees in the German city of Passau, close to the German-Austrian border. On Friday, the first refugees will be relocated from Italy to Sweden under the EU's new emergency relocation scheme.
The Commission held an orientation debate on the internal market and on labour mobility. It also discussed data transfers to the United States and launched a consultation on the EU's partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
President Juncker handed over to the Turkish President Erdoğan a Draft Action Plan for stepping up cooperation between the EU and Turkey on support of refugees and migration management. Work is ongoing to reach agreement on the details.