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From file: Migrants rescued by the humanitarian vessel Aquarius will be distributed to France, Germany, Spain and Portugal | REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) helps Malta with voluntary relocations to other EU member states | Copyright: IOM
Members of European Parliament protest by wearing masks that say "#nomoremoria" during a hearing by the European Parliament committee on the new pact for migration and asylum at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 24 September 2020 | Photo: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
From file: The refugee camp Kara Tepe is located in a former military area on Lesbos | Photo: Mehdi Chebil for InfoMigrants
EU member states remain at odds over a unified migration policy, but there is some progress | Photo: picture-alliance
The president of the European Economic and Social Committee Christa Schweng tweeted her support for the new plan saying, "as integration happens on grassroots level, civil society has a role to play." | Source: Screenshot from Twitter
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference following an EU Summit video conference at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, 19 November 2020 | Photo: EPA/OLIVIER MATTHYS / POOL
Migrants attempting to cross into Croatia hold banners as they gather near the Maljevac border crossing, Bosnia and Herzegovina | Photo: EPA/Fehim Demir
Migrants from Morocco sit after arriving at the coast of the Canary Islands, crossing the Atlantic Ocean sailing on a wooden boat on October 20, 2020 | Photo: picture alliance/AP Photo
The EU has previously taken the Hungarian government to court over its asylum standards | Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman
UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi speaking at the UNHCR annual meeting in Geneva on October 5, 2020 | Photo: picture alliance/Salvatore Di Nolfi/KEYSTONE/dpa
The EU wants to clean up its act when it comes to migration but fails to agree on many of the fundamentals | COPYRIGHT: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte