Commissioner King in Berlin to discuss cooperation on security issues at EU level

Tomorrow Commissioner King will travel to Berlin where he will meet with Mr Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior, and Mr Peter Altmaier, Head of the Federal Chancellery, to discuss issues relating to security, in particular the need for enhanced cooperation in fighting terrorism at EU level, increased cooperation between EU agencies, strengthening interoperability and information exchange as well as implementation of the existing EU framework. Commissioner King will also visit the German Joint Counter-Terrorism Centre (Gemeinsames Terrorismusabwehrzentrum, GTAZ) where he will meet with Ms Emily Haber, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, and representatives of the German security services. He will also participate in an extraordinary meeting of the Interior Committee of the Bundestag. A joint press point with Commissioner King and Minister de Maizière will take place at 12:40