Migrants: Avramopoulos 'very disappointed' by EU summit

'Some countries have national perspective'. Let's move forward

15 September, 12:32

    EU Commissioner for Immigration Dimitris Avramopoulos attends a European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on migration flows in the Mediterranean, in Brussels EU Commissioner for Immigration Dimitris Avramopoulos attends a European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on migration flows in the Mediterranean, in Brussels

    BRUSSELS - EU Commissioner for Immigration Dimitris Avramopoulos told the European Parliament on Tuesday that he left an EU home affairs council last night feeling ''very disappointed''. ''I was expecting much more support from everyone'', he said. ''There are countries that have more of a national perspective than a European one, but we will move forward''.

    ''We did not reach the agreement we would have wanted, but we tried. We worked very hard'', added Avramopoulos. The EU executive member said that the migrant and refugee crisis is a ''crash test'' for Europe's values. ''If we were to fail, all of Europe will fail. We cannot afford it'', he said.

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