Slovenian appointed as first European coordinator for migrations

Andrej Groselj of Slovenia has been appointed as European coordinator for migrations, which is a new post in European administration aimed at strengthening the alignment of European member states with regard to the current migrant crisis, the European Commission has confirmed, as reported by Slovenian media on Wednesday.

Until now Groselj was a member of Slovenia's permanent mission in Brussels and prior to that he was employed in the office of the European Union high representative in Sarajevo. 

The European coordinator for migration which will be part of the European External Action Service.

"My appointment is also a recognition of Slovenia, our diplomacy and its attempts to find a constructive solution for the migrant crisis," Groselj told Slovenia's STA news agency.

His duties will be to monitor whether measures adopted last year at the EU-Balkan mini-summit on the refugee crisis are being adhered to and if the action plan between the EU and Turkey is being implemented, STA reported.

Last update: Wed, 17/02/2016 - 14:49

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