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First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos travelled to Athens and Kos, as part of the Commission's visits to several of the Member States most affected by the refugee crisis, to discuss the necessary support measures.

 

President Juncker and the College meet for a seminar to work on solutions and ideas for the demanding challenges ahead. The focus will be on migration and the completion of the Economic and Monetary Union. The seminar also serves to prepare the State of the Union address.

 

During a visit to Calais with Commissioner Avramopoulos, First Vice-President Timmermans announces an additional EUR 5 million funding allocation to France to help tackle the situation in Calais.

 

President Jean-Claude Juncker received the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for bilateral talks taking in several matters including concerns around the implementation of the Minsk Agreements and progress towards visa liberalisation.

 

At today's press briefing, Commissioner Phil Hogan explained the Commission's work towards a comprehensive response to difficulties in the agricultural sector.

 

The European Commission signs the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece for a new stability support programme. Press Conference by CommissionerArias Cañete on preparation underway ahead of UN Climate Conference (COP 21) in Paris.

 

Showing solidarity and sharing responsibility. Press Conference by Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.

 

The Commission agreed on measures to kick-start investment in the real economy. It also proposed changes to the EFSM Regulation to protect non-euro area Member States, highlighted support to redundant workers and discussed migration.

 

The Cypriot economy, energy questions and progress in the Cyprus talks featured high on the agenda of this visit of President Juncker. The President met President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı and spoke before the Parliament, calling for unity and confirming the Commission's full support.

 

The Commission mobilises additional €35 billion support for Greece. It also presents a new deal for energy consumers and proposes to re-shape the European electricity market, update energy efficiency labelling and revise the EU Emissions Trading System. 

 

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