Where do EU countries stand on migration?

For EU member states, trying to find a common solution to irregular migration has exposed the fault lines that divide the bloc. Here’s where several EU countries stand when it comes to irregular migration and the bloc’s external borders.

Germany: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has consistently called for an EU-wide approach to irregular migration to the bloc.

Since the 2015 migration crisis, the German government has pushed for asylum-seekers to be resettled from frontline countries such as Italy and Greece to other EU member states in order to share the burden across the bloc.

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