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The EU wants 13 countries to show more willingness to cooperate over the readmission of rejected asylum seekers | Photo: Picture-alliance/E. Gubisch
The court yard of the CRA centre in Mesnil-Amelot, near Paris, on April 26, 2019. Photo: Maëva Poulet / InfoMigrants.
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
Police officers of European Border and Coast Guard on duty at a check point at the Bulgarian-Turkish borders | Photo: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU
Reports of alleged pushbacks in the Aegean Sea have been mounting over 2020 | Photo: AegeanBoatReport
The drones are aimed at detecting irregular border crossings | Photo: picture alliance
yprus is the most eastern EU country and located much closer to Syria and Turkey than the rest of the EU | Credit: France24
A group of migrants attempting to cross into Croatia gather around tents erected near the Maljevac border crossing, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25 October 2018 | Photo: EPA/FEHIM DEMIR
Migrants arrive at a reception center in Germany, 2015 | Credit: picture-alliance/dpa/C. Schmidt
Croatian border policemen at the Maljevac border crossing with Bosnia | Photo: Archive/EPA/Fehim Demir
A German policeman checking a passport | Photo: Imago/J. Gruber