DG Speeches

Opening Speech at the ADA (Austrian Development Agency) Annual Conference 2016 - "Fragility" [German]

ICMPD's Director General Mr Michael Spindelegger gave a speech on 01 September 2016 at the ADA (Austrian Development Agency) Annual Conference 2016. The topic of this year's conference was "Fragility". 


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Speech for the Crans Montana Forum on how migration is changing the world

ICMPD's Director General Mr Michael Spindelegger gave a speech on 30 June 2016 at the Crans Montana Forum on the occassion of their 27th Annual Session. The topic of the session was "The New Challenge of Migration is changing Our World."


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Speech for the Fundamental Rights Forum panel on fundamental rights-compliant sustainable growth

On 23 June 2016 ICMPD's Director General gave a speech for the Fundamental Rights Forum in Vienna. Mr Spindelegger discussed the migration crisis as well as the question of how sustainable growth in migration can also be fundamental-rights compliant.


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Speech for the OSCE Security Committee on regional cooperation in addressing illegal migration security challenges

ICMPD's Director General gave a speech for the OSCE Security Committee on 22 June 2016. In his speech he addressed the importance of cooperation between states and illegal migration security challenges.


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Speech for the Parliament of Finland

ICMPD's Director General gave a speech for the Parliament of Finland in Helsinki on 3 June 2016. In his speech he discussed the current state of migration in the European Union and the world.


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Speech for the Central European Initiative

On 30 May 2016, ICMPD's Director General gave a speech for the Central European Initiative, where he discussed the on-going cooperation between CEI and ICMPD as well as the current migration crisis.


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Speech for IBM Lebanon Kick-Off Event

ICMPD's Director General visited Beirut to commence the kick-off meeting of IBM Lebanon. In his speech, he praises Lebanon's response to the refugee crisis while also emphasising the importance of integrated border management.


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Speech for the Conference: "Austria: A Locomotive for Cooperation in Central Europe and the Balkans"

On April 8 2016, a conference titled "Austria: A Locomotive for Cooperation in Central Europe and the Balkans" was held at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. ICMPD's Director General gave a  speech on migration in the West Balkans and the new EU-Turkey Deal.


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