From file: The suspect in the killing of a teenage girl in southern Germany has been charged with murder | Photo: K.J. Hildenbrand/dpa/picture-alliance
Tunisia's President Kais Saied denies accusations of racism. File photo from February 18, 2022 | Photo: Reuters/Johanna Geron
Bulgarian authorities are collecting evidence after the dead migrants were found | Photo: Georgi Paleykov/NurPhoto/imago
Archive: A moment of a police operation against prostitution in Rome | Photo: ANSA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
Graphics provided by the Italian police representing Operation Wet Shoes against members of a criminal organisation allegedly engaged in aiding and abetting unauthorised migration of a transnational nature | Photo: ANSA/UFFICIO STAMPA POLIZIA DI STATO
Agrigento police as they arrest a Nigerian national accused of being part of a criminal organisation involved in migrant trafficking between Libya and Sicily. | Photo: ARCHIVE/ANSA/UFFICIO STAMPA POLIZIA
From file: Migrants usually rely on smugglers or agents to reach the EU via the Balkans | Photo: EPA / Koca Sulejmanovic
From file: A police officer in Italy | Photo: ANSA/Italian police
Police carrying out an operation against human smuggling suspects in Berlin, Germany, on December 7, 2022 | Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa/picture alliance
The Alentejo region is seen as Portugal's agriculture epicentre | Photo: Jochen Faget/DW
A suspected migrant smuggler, with his back to camera, looks on as Hungarian police arrest a man involved in a car chase and fire fight on November 14, 2022 | Photo: picture alliance /
From file: Thousands of Bangladeshis are using the smuggling routes via Libya towards Europe, including these on board the Aquarius in May 2017 | Photo: Charlotte Boitiaux