Paraskevi Michou: First Woman Appointed EU Secretary General of Migration


The European Commission on Wednesday announced the appointment of Greek citizen Paraskevi Michou, as EU Secretary General of Migration and Home Affairs.

According to the EU, Michou will be the first woman to serve in this position. The EU official will assume her new duties on March 1.

Michou started working for the European Commission in 1995 and has served in several posts. She has served as acting director general at the Justice and Consumers Directorate-General, while currently she is deputy secretary-general for Policies, Information and Services.

Under her new capacity, Michou will work closely with European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and Commissioner for Security Union, Julian King, and under the supervision of Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who is responsible for better regulation, interinstitutional relations, the rule of law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.