migrant smuggling

New defense minister Lorenzo Guerini after the swearing-in ceremony in Rome on September 5, 2019 | Photo: ANSA/Fabio Frustaci
Turkish and Greek coast guards patrol the Aegean Sea | Photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Balli
Security forces patrol along the border between Italy and Slovenia | Photo: ANSA/CRISTINA MISSORI
The surviving migrants seen here reported hearing screaming and crying from the capsized boat | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Ahmed
Police carry out an operation against a criminal operation dedicated to facilitating illegal immigration to Italy along the Balkan route | Photo: ANSA/ State Police
A boat patrols the English Channel waters | Photo: Picture-alliance/G.Fuller
The border region between Libya and Tunesia is increasingly being fortified | COPYRIGHT: imago/Imagespic Agency/T. Wajdi
Cyprus is the most eastern EU country and located much closer to Syria and Turkey than the rest of the EU | Credit: France24
Migrants on a truck in the Saharan desert | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/J.Delay
Europol is at the forefront of fighting illegal migration patterns to Europe and the risks associated with migrant smuggling | COPYRIGHT: Imago images/AFLO/Y. Nakao
An empty boat in the middle of the Mediterranean | COPYRIGHT: DW/Y. Gostoli
Thierry (right) and his friend sit in front of the Caritas day centre in Nicosia. They go there to socialize and to seek help and guidance in their asylum application processes  | Photo: Anne-Diandra Louarn / InfoMigrants