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Migrants rescued by the Maltese authorities in March | Photo: Reuters
A young man in Calais, northern France | Photo: Reuters archive
The EU has been harshly criticized for supporting the Libyan coastguard to intercept migrant boats in the Mediterranean | Photo: Reuters file/H. Amara
Migrants in Greece | Photo: Picture-alliance/Joker/T.Georgiev
Turkish and Greek coast guards patrol the Aegean Sea | Photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Balli
The first of five so-called hotspots opened on Lesbos Island in Greece in 2015. The Citizenship Identification Centers were intended to screen and register all incoming migrants | Photo: picture alliance/NurPhoto/M. Gael
Migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean | Photo: EPA/Hannah Wallace Bowman
Migrants in Greece were unable to seek asylum from March until mid-May under a controversial decree | Photo: EPA/Greek Ministry of Migration
From file: Migrants 
 on board Captain Morgan vessels near Malta | Photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo
An officer patrolling for the European border patrol agency Frontex | Photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Christian Charisius
A Maltese Navy ship patrols in the harbor of Valletta, Malta on Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/V.Mayo
Europol is at the forefront of fighting illegal migration patterns to Europe and the risks associated with migrant smuggling | Photo: Imago images/AFLO/Y. Nakao