Commissioner Avramopoulos and Maltese Min of Home Affairs Abela to visit Mytilene on March 16.

European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and the Minister of Home Affairs and National Security of Malta Carmelo Abela will visit the island of Lesvos on Thursday 16 March.

The decision for the visit was taken on Wednesday in Brussels during Commissioner Avramopoulos and Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas’ meeting. The two officials discussed ways to accelerate the relocation rate and the commitments of other European countries within the context of the common action plan adopted by the European Council.

Meanwhile, Deputy Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Balafas is visiting the island of Samos to examine the progress of the works for the installation of containers that will replace the tents in the island’s hotspot.