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European commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson is hopeful to reach EU agreement on migration | Photo: EPA / STEPHANIE LECOCQ
From file: The EU could provide "infrastructure and equipment, like drones, radars and other means of surveillance", Ursula von der Leyen said of the Bulgarian-Turkish border. Credit: Reuters
Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Gunnar Strommer, Sweden’s Minister of Justice and Maria Malmer Stenergard, Sweden’s Minister of Migration, attend a press conference at the first informal ministerial meeting during the Swedish EU Presidency, Stockholm, Sweden, January 26, 2023 | Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency/via REUTERS
The secretary general of the Italian foreign ministry Ettore Sequi as he receives his Belgian counterpart Theodora Gentzis at the Italian foreign ministry | Photo: ANSA/Maurizio Brambatti
From file: A view of EU flags next to the European Commission in Brussels | Photo: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND
The number of irregular crossings on the Central Mediterranean migration route increased by half in 2022 | Photo: Vincenzo Circosta/AA/picture alliance
Refugees from Ukraine upon arrival at the Humanitarian Aid Center in Przemysl, Poland | Photo: Darek Delmanowicz/EPA
A man looks down at the sea from the Humanity 1 rescue ship. | Photo credit: Max Cavallari / SOS Humanity
Some 2,000 people are reportedly living in northern France, many sleeping rough scattered around the Calais and Dunkirk area | Photo: Christopher Furlong/getty
From file: Migrants are seen running away from the border fence after crossing onto the Spanish enclave of Melilla on June 24, 2022 | Photo: Javier Bernardo/AP/picture-alliance
Migration numbers were significantly on the rise in 2022 | Photo: Darko Vojinovic/dpa/AP/picture alliance
The EUAA expects more asylum applications to be brought forward in particular from Afghanistan | Photo: EUAA