Greece has cautiously welcomed a plan from Brussels to reform the EU's shaky asylum system, but charity groups working with refugees have blasted a continued "outrageous containment policy"
Half a decade on from Europe's refugee crisis, the world's attention has moved on -- but 35-year-old Moroccan Younes Qermoua is back on the Balkan route, where traffic is picking up
Since taking in more than a million people fleeing war and poverty in 2015, Europe has stepped up border controls but still falls short on common migration and asylum policies
The European Union has confirmed that an "EU migration and asylum pact" will be proposed to the 27 member states by autumn, in order to reach an agreement regarding the asylum and migrants allocation within the EU.
Abdelkader and his family are among thousands of refugees about to lose the temporary homes they were given under a Greek housing scheme in order to make room for other asylum seekers
The village of Makrygialos is one of many areas in mainland Greece where the government is locked in a tug of war with local communities over the housing of migrants
EU powers France, Germany and Italy, along with smaller member Malta, will on Tuesday seek to rally the rest of the bloc to a joint scheme to distribute migrants saved at sea
Interior ministers from several European countries, as well as the European Commission, met in Malta to discuss finding a deal to the distribution of the migrants rescued in the Central Mediterranean.
The asylum claims within the EU have decreased after its peak in 2015. Due to the current political situation in Venezuela however, the number of asylum applications is slowly rising.