Margaritis Schinas

 EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

The EU-Turkish migrant deal is not perfect and its implementation continues to be difficult but there are no viable alternatives to it, the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said. …

 European Commission: compassion for refugees must not come at expense of security

European Commission: compassion for refugees must not come at expense of security

The European Union‘s compassion for refugees will not come at the expense of its security, the European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas warns in the wake of violence in Germany carried out by asylum seekers. …

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine

European Commission proposes visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine

The European Commission proposed to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine by transferring Ukraine to the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to …

EU receives first group of Syrian refugees from Turkey

EU receives first group of Syrian refugees from Turkey

The European Union received the first group of Syrian refugees from Turkey, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a telephone conversation …

Brussels ready to compromise to keep UK in EU

Brussels ready to compromise to keep UK in EU

The European Commission is ready to compromise with the UK for the sake of an agreement on reforming the European Union, which would keep the United Kingdom in the ranks of the EU, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas …