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EU member states remain at odds over a unified migration policy, but there is some progress | Photo: picture-alliance
Border controls are rare in Germany, as the country is part of the EU's Schengen zone of free movement | Photo:S. Hoppe / Picture-alliance/dpa
While the numbers of asylum seekers may be down, there are changes in the demographics | Photo: Reza Shirmohammadi/DW
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
Near the village of Skala Sikamias, this group crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece, March 2, 2020 | Photo: REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis
The EU has previously taken the Hungarian government to court over its asylum standards | Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman
139 migrants arrived in Hanover, Germany, from Greece on September 29, 2020 | Photo: Picture-alliance
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels, Belgium, 1 October 2020 | ANSA/CHIGI PALACE PRESS OFFICE/FILIPPO ATTILI
EU member states remain at odds over a unified migration policy, but there is some progress | Photo: picture-alliance
Archive: Migrants on the Italian Red Cross flagship Responder during a rescue operation in the international waters between Malta and Libya | Photo: ANSA / YARA NARDI / ITALIAN RED CROSS PRESS OFFICE
Border police man on the Hungarian border | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/MTI/S.Ujvari
A temporary tent facility on Lesbos is to be replaced by "durable" structures, under a new plan by the European Commission | Photo: Reuters