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Poland wants to build a multi-million euro wall at the border but it will have to pay the bill itself | Photo: picture alliance
Seehofer said the EU has a big job ahead of it on migration | Photo: Michael Sohn / AP Photo / Picture alliance
Poland alleges that Belarus, angered by European sanctions, is intentionally sending migrants across their shared border as a kind of blackmail | Photo: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images (via DW)
Some 2,600 migrants who arrived via Belarus are being housed in the state of Brandenburg | Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa/picture-alliance
The EU says it will be up to individual member states to accommodate an influx of Afghan refugees in need of help | Photo: picture-alliance
The European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium | Photo: EPA/Olivier Hoslet
Polish forces stand guard in an area near the border with Belarus in Usnarz Gorny, Poland, on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 | Photo: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski
Migrants are attended by Spanish authorities after their arrival at Orzola's port in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, 26 September 2021 | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/JAVIER FUENTES FIGUEROA
Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (C) poses together with his counterparts from Cyprus Nikos Nouris (L), Greek Immigration and Asylum Policies Minister Notis Mitarachi (2L), Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese (2R) and Malta's Interior Minister Byron Camilleri at the beginning of EU MED5 group's meeting in Malaga, southern Spain, September 25, 2021 | Photo:EPA/DANIEL PEREZ
Greek border guards at the fence on the border with Turkey | Photo: Sakris Mitrolidis/AFP
The number of Afghans seeking asylum in Europe has been rising steadily since the start of 2021 | Photo: Olivier Douliery/Pool Photo via AP
The return of migrants from Spain to their home countries is meant to be guaranteed under Spain’s agreements with countries such as Morocco and Algeria, but if the deportation does not happen within 60 days, many of them end up being released | Photo: AP/Bernat Armangue