Dimitris Avramopoulos is the European Commissioner in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship. His portfolio includes, among others, the development of common European policies in the areas of asylum, migration, border management, internal security and narcotics. Prior to taking up office as European Commissioner in 2014, he had served as the Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Tourism, and as Minister of Health and Social Solidarity of Greece. Dimitris Avramopoulos has also served as Mayor of Athens for 8 years and started his career in public service in the diplomatic corps of Greece.
Commissioner Avramopoulos shares his personal insights from the management of the parallel crises of migration and terrorism, which Europe experienced from 2014 onwards, explain their political impacts, and outline EU strategies on managing these global challenges, both from a European and international perspective.