Citizens’ Dialogue with EU Commissioner for Migration

A Citizens’ Dialogue on migration and the future of Europe was held yesterday at Auberge d’Italie in Valletta with European Commissioner responsible for migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos. This was one of a series of events and meetings he had throughout yesterday after having met with various Ministers and later Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

Answering to concerns about migration flows from Libya, the EU Commissioner said that the Libya situation is dire and the most the EU can do and is doing is support NGOs on the ground and engage neighbouring countries to play a role but the situation still remains a difficult one. He said the UN can play a vital role in helping bring stability. On persons who cross to Member States undetected and engage in terrorism, he highlighted the fact that some Member States had resisted proposals to create a structure on the lines of the FBI, but now have come back requesting this kind of structure is created to fight terrorism.

Yesterday’s dialogue was one of a new series of dialogues organised by the European Commission in Malta.

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