Thursday, 30 October 2014

New European Commission: "Citizenship" is now placed under "Justice and Home Affairs"

"Last but not least, I have decided to place Citizenship under the responsibility of Dimitris Avramopoulos Commissioner in charge of Migration and Home Affairs – issues, very close to the heart of Europe's citizens – who will work in close cooperation on this matter with Justice and Consumers Commissioner Vera Jourova. I wish at the same time to reiterate my confidence and trust in Tibor Navracsics who performed excellently in his hearing and demonstrated a strong European commitment – which is why you considered him qualified as Commissioner."
(Quote from President-elect Juncker's speech in Strasbourg on Oct 22)

Dimitris Avramopoulos is former Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs as well as Minister for National Defence. He is a member of the conservative, neo-liberal party “New Democracy” Check the full article here - click on the European Website of Integration!