About: immigration policy

Avramopoulos: Detention and removal centres are also needed

Hotspots are important. But detention centres are also needed for those ordered to return to their home countries, particularly if they are not willing to return voluntarily, Dimitris Avramopoulos said in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Alessandro de Pedys

Italian ambassador: ‘Illegal immigration poses security threat to Europe’

Many immigrants reaching Italy’s shores cannot or do not want to be identified, posing a security threat to the whole of Europe in terms of terrorism and criminal infiltration, says Alessandro de Pedys, the Italian Ambassador to Poland.
MEP Reinhard Bütikofer [EP]
EU Priorities 2020 22-07-2014

Green MEP: ‘Juncker could be the most successful Commission president since Jacques Delors’

The majority won by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Parliament was not an attempt to save face, says Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer. The legislator voted for Juncker because the centre-right politician shares many positions of the European Greens, and could set a new EU course on issues like immigration policy, TTIP and socio-economic policy.
Med & South 15-11-2013

Archbishop: EU immigration policy should put the human beings first

Despite increased awareness and recent financial aid to Italy, the shipwreck off Lampedusa, which saw the death of hundreds of migrants, has shown that the European Union needs a comprehensive political plan focused on the needs of the people in the boats, says the archbishop of Lampedusa.