European Union

The pope called on European governments to keep the promises it made to help the suffering | Photo: Guiseppe Lami/ZUMA Press/Imago images
Some 3,000 unaccompanied minors also applied for protection in September 2021 | Photo: Jelena Djukic Pejic/DW
Under the EU proposal, refugees could be held in closed camps at the border for up to 16 weeks | Photo: Kacper Pempel
A Western Union sing in Munich, Germany | Photo: Alexander Pohl/imago
Police officers patrol along a steel fence built at Evros River in the area of Feres, at the Greek-Turkish border, Greece, 22 August 2021 | Photo: EPA/DIMITRIS TOSIDIS
The European Commission was looking at relaxing rules to speed up the processing of asylum claims | Photo: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
Mourners during the funeral of Yemeni migrant Mustafa Mohammed Murshed Al-Raimi in the village of Bohoniki, near the Polish-Belarusian border, eastern Poland, 21 November 2021 | Photo: EPA/ARTUR RESZKO
Polish police guard Poland/Belarus border near Kuznica, Poland, in this photograph released by the Police, November 12, 2021 | Photo: Policja Podlaska/Handout via REUTERS
Many of the migrants at the Polish-Belarusian border come from Iraq | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/TASS
From file: Ethiopian refugees who fled to Sudan from Tigray wait in line to receive food aid | Photo: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
Decisions handed down by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg are considered to be binding | Photo: P. Scheiber/imago
The EU could see a surge in more migrants arriving as the pandemic gradually ebbs away | Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters