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The new Italian interior minister has a hard stance against incoming migrants.
The Albanian border with Greece
European flags flutter in the wind in front of the European Commission in Brussels. PHOTO/EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ


A migrant in the sea after a shipwreck
"I am in between a lot of things. Not sure, what to say, what to do. It’s like I am in a prison"
The expectations for migrants in this Berlin waiting room are higher than in other parts of Europe.


Credit: IOM
In the photo, migrants descend from the Diciotti, an Italian Coast Guard patrol boat, carrying over 500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean and a corpse in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, southern Italy.PHOTO/ANSA/ANSA/FRANCESCO RUTA
Irregular migrants detained in Libya (Reuters/H.Amara)

Understanding Europe

InfoMigrants looks back at major events of the refugee crisis in Europe.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini
Certain states in Germany have introduced a residency requirement or "Wohnsitzauflage" even for recognized asylum seekers

The European Union

Migration numbers Relocation in 2015
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Salem, an Eritrean relocated from Italy to Portugal