Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship:
It is our common responsibility to help the Western Balkans get rid of its stigma
Luba Budakova, Tihomira Mihaylova
Let me start three years ago when the immigration crisis reached its climax. Europe was not prepared. Not only Europe but also most of the Member States, including Italy and Greece - countries that were and still are under huge pressure. So we had to be resourceful in ideas in order to adopt a mechanism and a policy. Right now I can tell you that we are not where we were three years ago.