Schinas: Hard for any country to reject historic EU recovery proposal

The European Commission's proposal of a 750-bln-euro recovery package reflects Europe's ability to overcome its limitations during times of crisis and mobilize unprecedented means never before available, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said on Wednesday.

Schinas: Evros standoff showed EU has ‘capacity,’ ‘political will’ to safeguard external borders

Events on the Greek-Turkish border in the Evros region showed that Ankara does not have the power to exploit refugees to get its way politically, European Commission Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas has said.

Turkey-Russia Syria Truce Won’t Last

The agreement consists of only three articles. First, a ceasefire starting from Friday March 6. Second, a security corridor will be established between Syrian rebels and government forces. Third, Russia and Turkey will jointly patrol the security corridor from March 15.

The new deal touched on the migrant crisis but did not include a solution.

The European Commission is seeking an urgent meeting

European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, Europe's top official on migration, today called on Croatia to convene an emergency meeting.
Schinas wrote on Twitter that he had contacted Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic on this occasion to request an emergency meeting of the interior ministers.

EU Commission VP weighs into migrant center row

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas on Wednesday weighed in on a row between the Greek government and local authorities over plans to build pre-deportation centers on the five Aegean islands that are on the frontline of the migration/refugee crisis, calling for a greater "sense of responsibility and consensus."

Schinas says EU can’t afford to fail again on migration

In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Saturday, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas insisted that "Europe cannot allow itself to fail again with migration."

He added that there is an imperative need for a new agreement that "will cover all aspects of migration policies."

Commission pledges more funds to Greece

Greece stands to collect some 21 billion euros of European Union subsidies in the next program period that begins next year, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said on Friday at the National Development Conference in Athens on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-27.

The Greek commissioner referred to "an increase by about 8 percent from the current period."