new eu pact on migration and asylum

Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (C), with his counterparts from Cyprus Nikos Nouris (left), Greek Immigration and Asylum Policies Minister Notis Mitarachi (second from left), Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese (second from right) and Malta's Interior Minister Byron Camilleri (right) at the start of the EU MED5 group meeting in Malaga, southern Spain, September 25, 2021 | Photo: EPA/DANIEL PEREZ
Migrants walk, wrapped in emergency thermal blankets, after arriving by the hundreds on the southern island of Lampedusa, Italy May 9, 2021 | Photo: Mauro Buccarello / REUTERS
Ministers of the southern EU states meet in Athens on March 20, 2021 | Photo: Eurokinissi/ANE/picture-alliance
From file: Young migrants at the informal camp of La Chapelle in Paris, 2018 | Credit: InfoMigrants
A handout picture provided by the Vatican Media shows Pope Francis during an audience to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, at the Vatican | Photo: EPA/Vatican Media Handout /ANSAmed
Morocco takes back around 15,000 of its nationals from the EU every year / Photo: AP/Javier Bauluz
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte speaking at the Med Dialogues in Rome on December 4, 2020 | Photo: Fabio Frustaci/ANSA
EU member states remain at odds over a unified migration policy, but there is some progress | Photo: picture-alliance
A young Afghan man and his son sleep on the ground in Victoria Square, Athens | Photo: Marion MacGregor/InfoMigrants