Contact

Address:

European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium

Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.

Responsibilities

  • 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:

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Team

Dimitris Avramopoulos' team supports him in his daily work.
Team page

Announcements

Calendar

Appointments and meetings

  • Thu 19 Oct
    Event
    Italy

    Mr Dimitris Avramopoulos is in Ischia, Italy: attends the G7 Interior Ministers' meeting on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, until 20 October.

    Dimitris Avramopoulos

Transparency

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Biography

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