Commissioner Avramopoulos: EU – LISA has a crucial role to play in our comprehensive migration policy

The visit of EU Commisioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos in Tallinn, Estonia, on Monday focused on migration and security.

Estonia took up the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2017.

“I was pleased to hear from the Minister that all these issues will feature prominently on the political agenda of the Estonian presidency,” Avramopoulos said.

Avramopoulos visited EU-LISA here in Tallinn – the EU Agency that manages our large information Systems in the area of borders, migration and security.

“I had very fruitful discussions with Director Krum Garkov and his team. EU-LISA will be at the epicentre of this ambitious interoperability and our Security agenda, and its role will become exponentially more important. EU-LISA’s work will also be relevant in the future, to put in place our Entry-Exit System as well as ETIAS,” he said and added:

“In this context, EU-Lisa has the potential to develop into a real ‘ International Counter Terrorism (ICT) centre of excellence. But EU-LISA also has a crucial role to play in our comprehensive migration policy, not least in the collection of fingerprints of asylum seekers and irregular migrants, as we have proposed with the reform of the Eurodac Regulation.”