French Navy crew help rescued migrants during the EU sea patrol mission Triton/Frontex in 2015 | Photo: EPA/SEBASTIEN CHENAL
Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio promised sweeping changes to Italy's asylum system | Photo: ANSA/RICCARDO ANTIMIANI
A boat carrying Tunisian migrants enters the port of Lampedusa after being rescued | PHOTO: ARCHIVE/ANSA/Ettore Ferrari
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/ANDRE PAIN
The refugee camp on Samos island is severely overcrowded | Photo: Jannis Papdimitriou
People holding up placards saying 'Welcome Refugees' as part of a demonstration in support of migrants in Lisbon, Portugal. Credit: EPA/ANTONIO COTRIM
Syrian children are the main victims of the ongoing war | Credit: Reuters
Migrants walk in a street of Chios city, on Chios island, Greece. Credit: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU
Migrant repatriations from Greece
Protesters shout slogans during a protest on the Lesvos island, Greece, 03 May 2018. Residents are calling for the relocation of the large number of refugees and migrants, and to maintain reduced VAT rates. Credit: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU
Macron said there was a "poisoned debate" in Europe over the relocation of refugees
How asylum seekers enter Europe determines what they are eligble for.